Tag Archives for Robbie Pye

Labour and 2020 – looking forward, not back

The current polls are poor but electoral success will rely on a mass mobilisation campaign and increasing voter turnout There have been a number of opinion pieces and blogs recently that have presented a very negative outlook on Labour’s chances at the general election in 2020. Glen O’Hara’s recent blog for SPERI drew on current and historic polling data to … Continue reading

2 March 2016 by
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New SPERI Paper: ‘The Unfulfilled Promise of Social Rights in Crisis EU’

Our new SPERI Paper, by Robbie Pye and Owen Parker, published today shows that the response to the Eurozone crisis has seen the empowerment of executive political actors and the hardening of a neoliberal macroeconomic strategy within the EU. The response is premised on achieving competitiveness by constraining the wages and conditions of workers and carries a severe social cost. … Continue reading

12 January 2016 by
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A clash of two projects: fundamental rights and the European Monetary Union

Robbie Pye

The EU could re-introduce fundamental rights into the governance of the Eurozone merely by holding to commitments it has already made Over the last five years the response to the Eurozone crisis has given rise to a framework of governance that has become increasingly hostile to domestic social standards.  Yet, in the decade prior to this, the EU went through … Continue reading

15 October 2015 by
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