I met Maurice
Glasman this afternoon. With a background in community organising and a wealth of ideas on politics, economics and citizenship, wnergetic and enthusiastic, he is leading work on the idea of ‘blue red’ thinking.
We started by swapping stories. One that jumped out for me, as a South Londoner, was that he was brought up in North London, schooled in Camden but only saw the river Thames for th first time at the age of eighteen. We talked, long, fast and in depth on the co-operative tradition by the Thames at his new posting at the House of Lords.