Author Archives: Steven Watson

About Steven Watson

Education research, critical maths, education policy, economics and politics @steve.watson10

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Why I am standing to be Chair of Cambridge Constituency Labour Party

A statement by Steven Watson, July 2017 After a general election result that shocked supporters as well as pundits, British politics is in an unprecedented period of change. In Cambridge, we increased Daniel Zeichner’s majority to nearly 15,000 and this in … Continue reading

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More than a stalemate: reasons to be cheerful

Why the left can and should be positive about what is happening in the Labour Party. Continue reading

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The real problem with the Labour Party: false politics

The real problem with the Labour Party is not its policy or the leadership, and it’s not its members. The real problem is was what the philosopher Hannah Arendt referred to as false politics. I will explain what this means, … Continue reading

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Labour, the European Union and the curious situation of the centre ground

Labour’s position on Article 50 Continue reading

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The importance of a National Education Service: a necessary and realisable dream

Jeremy Corbyn has been floating the idea of a National Education Service since his Labour leadership campaign last year. The idea is breathtakingly simple and, in fact, blindingly obvious. The formation of a fully-funded, cradle-to-grave education service is the antithesis … Continue reading

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The divisive Mr Smith: reflections on his visit to Cambridge

I fear that Owen Smith’s leadership rally in Cambridge, last night, furthers division rather than promotes reconciliation and party unity. I did not attend but I watched most of his speech online. Smith’s message was that Jeremy Corbyn has good … Continue reading

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