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Duncan Bowie

Duncan Bowie
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Duncan Bowie has been strategic planner for the London Mayor, a university planning lecturer and has published a number of books on housing and planning policy. He is currently co-convener of the London and Wider South East Strategic Planning Network and chair of the Highbury Group on Housing Delivery. He is Chartist Reviews Editor.

Socialist Union: Socialism: a New Statement of Principles (1952)

Socialist Union was established in 1951 by contributors to the Socialist Commentary journal, which had been edited by Rita Hinden and other ‘reformist’ Labour...

Labour and Brexit: time to get real

While the Tories created the Brexit shambles Labour’s line on getting a better deal is unworkable. It’s time to come out openly and say...

Aims and Tasks of Democratic Socialism (1951)

This is the founding document of the reconstituted Socialist International. The document was adopted by the first post-war congress held in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, between...

Local government on the brink

Duncan Bowie explains how eight years of an austerity straitjacket has pushed many councils to the verge of collapse. But does Labour have an...

Keeping Left (1950)

The Keep Left group was formed in January 1947 by left-wing backbench Labour MPs grouped around the New Statesman journal. Their first pamphlet, Keep...

Two cheers for Labour housing polic

Mind the gaps says Duncan Bowie but the new policy does put social housing back centre stage. About two weeks before the local elections, Jeromy...

Let Us Face the Future (1945)

This document is the Labour Party’s manifesto for the 1945 General Election. It was the product of extensive discussions within the party and beyond...

Common Wealth Manifesto, 1943

The Common Wealth Party was a Christian socialist political party founded in July 1942, by the alliance of two left wing groups: the 1941 Committee, supported...

Harold Laski: Reflections on the Revolution in Our Time (1943)

Harold Laski was professor of Politics at the London School of Economics from 1926, having held a number of academic positions in the US...

Housing and the Budget

The budget has been widely referred to as ‘the housing budget’. The big announcement, left to the end of Hammond’s long budget speech, was...

Grenfell fire – an indictment of government

Grenfell fire – an indictment of government Duncan Bowie sees the Grenfell Tower fire as a consequence of multiple failures One of the key functions of...