Progress | Centre-left Labour politics


Miliband sniping must stop, warns Mandelson
Andrew Grice, The Independent, 21 June 2011

Miliband must be less timid and stop cosying up to the trade unions, says Mandelson
Daniel Martin and Jason Groves, Daily Mail, 21 June 2011

Ed Miliband must be more courageous, says Mandelson
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 20 June 2011

Mandelson speaks
Jim Pickard, Financial Times, 20 June 2011

Now Ed must finally prove he is the right man for Labour
Jenni Russell, Evening Standard, 13 June 2011

Jobless have to try harder, warns Labour’s policy review chief
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 13 June 2011

What should the Labour party do next? We asked nine left-leaning thinkers
Toby Helm, The Guardian, 12 June 2011

Our class based attacks on Cameron are missing the mark
Peter Watt, Labour Uncut, 2 June 2011

Enough of these hazy, vacuous and contradictory attacks on Miliband
Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman, 26 May 2011

Labour has a self-confience problem, not an Ed Miliband one
Jacke Ashley, The Observer, 22 May 2011

Migrants forced wages down under Labour, admits Miliband
Rory Reynolds, Scotland on Sunday, 22 May 2011

Ed Miliband: Labour must ‘own up’
Sunday Express, 22 May 2011

Miliband urges Labour to inspire with national mission
BBC News, 21 May 2011

Miliband vow on ‘new inequality’
ITN, 21 May 2011

Labour must create a sense of ‘national mission’
Channel 4 News, 21 May 2011

Miliband vows Labour can win next election
Ruth Barnett, Sky News, 2011

Miliband launches new era of honesty and humility – by admitting that last Labour government DID get it wrong
Daily Mail, 21 May 2011

Miliband’s ‘national mission’ lacks a mission plan
Peter Hoskin, The Spectator, 21 May 2011

Ed Miliband: Labour must win back middle classes
The Guardian, 21 May 2011

Miliband’s bad history
John Rentoul, The Independent, 21 May 2011

Ed Miliband: Labour must offer ‘positive’ alternative
Daily Telegraph, 21 May 2011

Miliband calls for positive agenda
WalesOnline, 21 May 2011

Preview: Ed Miliband’s speech today
New Statesman, 21 May 2011

Ed Miliband sets out mission to forget fear and embrace hope
Nicholas Watt, The Guardian, 20 May 2011

Labour needs to stop mourning for its ‘lost leader’ , says shadow cabinet minister
Duncan Robinson, New Statesman, 20 May 2011

One in six people think Ed Miliband can be trusted with the economy
Jim Pickard, Financial Times, 12 May 2011

Shadow culture secretary withdraws Labour ‘spendthrift’ claim
Nicholas Watt and Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 12 May 2011

We’re heading for defeat, Labour minister warns Miliband
Daily Mail, 12 May 2011

Miliband urged to broaden appeal
Jim Pickard, Financial Times, 11 May 2011

How Labour got it wrong – and how it can recover
John McTernan, The Scotsman, 7 May 2011

James Purnell re-enters the fray
Dan Hodges, New Statesman, 28 April 2011

Maurice Glasman: my Blue Labour vision can defeat the coalition
Maurice Glasman, The Observer, 24 April 2011

David Cameron makes a bid for the soul of white van man
Mary Riddell, Daily Telegraph, 19 April 2011

Purple and orange: united colours of coalition?
Rachel Sylvester, The Times, 19 April 2011

Labour lied to public about immigration, says Ed miliband aide Lord Glasman
Rosa Prince, Daily Telegraph, 16 April 2011

‘Labour lied over migrants’
Daily Express, 16 April 2011

Miliband ally attacks Labour migration ‘lies’ over 2.2m they let in Britain
Gerri Peev, Daily Mail, 16 April 2011

Labour must change its tune to the new blues(£)
Philip Collins, The Times, 14 April 2011

‘Continuity Labour’ is the real roadblock to renewal
Seamus Milne, The Guardian, 13 April 2011

Douglas Alexander delivers jolt to Tories as he says Labour can win
Nicholas Watt, The Guardian, 14 March 2011

Compass and Progress: A tale of two groupings
Luke Akehurst, LabourList, 14 March 2011

A musing about Grantham, Sheffield and the power of ideas in politics
The Dispatch Box, 14 March 2011

Post-Compass – where now for Labour’s left?
Darrell Goodliffe, LabourList, 14 March 2011

Progress: serious about winning
Hopi Sen, LabourList, 13 March 2011

Jim Murphy: avoid ‘quicksand of continual apology’ about Labour’s past
Nicholas Watt, The Guardian, 12 March 2011

The New Labour illuminati?
Hopi Sen, LabourList, 12 March 2011

The Arab spring requires a defiantly European reply
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian, 7 March 2011

Labour might propose lower threshold for 50p income tax rate, says Ed Balls
Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 24 February 2011

Ed Balls refuses to rule out hitting 300,000 more in south with 50p tax
Joe Murphy, Evening Standard, 24 February 2011

Balls: extending the 50p rate is still an option
George Eaton, New Statesman, 24 February 2011

iEngage Attacks Muslim Liberals, Defends Islamists and Hate Preachers
Harry’s Place, 19 February 2011

Prisoner votes: The controversial ECHR
Law and order, Daily Telegraph, 11 February 2011

Votes For Prisoners: Why Is Europe Involved?
Carole Erskine, Sky News Online, 10 February 2011

Society daily 07.02.11 Are cuts destroying the big society?
Clare Horton, The Guardian, 7 February 2011

Progress opposes schmoozing the City
Robert Philpot, The Guardian, 3 February 2011

Labour starts to think
Anthony Barnett, openDemocracy, 2 February 2011

Labour leads on every issue – except the one that matters
Polly Toynbee, The Guardian, 1 February 2011

Social mobility in an age of austerity
Jeremy Miles, The Bevan Foundation, 27 January 2011

Universities admitting too many private school pupils, says Alan Milburn
Graeme Paton, Daily Telegraph, 25 January 2011

Universities must do more to end middle-class bias, says Alan Milburn
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 25 January 2011

The Big Society and the Public Service Gap
Kate Green MP, Salford Online, 25 January 2011

The Question of Big Philanthropy
Hazel Blears MP, Salford Online, 25 January 2011

Public Affairs: Soap Box
Paul Richards, PR Week, 21 January 2011

Alan Johnson resignation: Labour needs to rediscover the values and virtues of England
Jon Cruddas and Jonathan Rutherford, Daily Telegraph, 20 January 2011

Labour: We’ll try to rebuild support
Echo, 20 January 2011

Labour activists relaunch ‘Third Place First’ initiative
Chris Tarquini, Left Foot Forward, 20 Janury 2011

Labour targets Watford seat
Michael Pickard, Watford Observer, 18 January 2011

Israel friends change tack and relaunch
Martin Bright, Jewish Chronicle, 13 January 2011

Secret Lib Dem ‘Operation Detach’ is a council of despair
Tom Watson, Labour Uncut, 5 January 2011

Alternative vote: it’s not just about Nick Clegg
John Kampfner, The Guardian, 3 January 2011

Ed Miliband’s U-turn over union donors: Proposed £500 cap will only apply to individuals
Jason Groves, Daily Mail, 29 December 2010

You don’t build the future by trashing the past
Will Straw, Labour Uncut, 3 December 2010

It’s the ‘squeeze’, not the ‘middle’ that matters
New Statesman, Richard Darlington, 1 December 2010

So what exactly is ‘progressive’ in politics?
Brian Wheeler, BBC News, 25 November 2010

No briefings. No factions. No cliques.
Dan Hodges, New Statesman, 25 November 2010

Labour and Lib Dem grassroots members reach out across the divide
Patrick Wintour and Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 16 November 2010

The shame in our adoption failures
Leader, Independent on Sunday, 31 October 2010

Philip Cowley finds the incumbency factor alive and well in 2010
Philip Cowley, Labour Uncut, 7 October 2010

Another reason Labour members might vote No
John Rentoul, The Independent, 3 October 2010

There was no ‘Lurch to the Left’
Luke Akehurst’s blog, 1 October 2010

Straw on Prison
Hopi Sen, 1 October 2010

Labour Party Conference: As with all tragedies, this has been thrilling
Tanya Gold, The Telegraph, 30 September 2010

Labour 2010: Hazel Blears calls for ‘Muslim WAGS’ to help defeat radical Islam
Yakub Qureshi, Manchester Evening News, 28 September 2010

How the race has changed the Labour leadership candidates
Laurence Durnan, TotalPolitics, 16 September 2010

Media News
DWPub JournAlert, 7 September 2010

Ephraim Hardcastle, Daily Mail, 18 August 2010

Shadow ministers urge BBC to become co-operative
New Statesman, 6 August 2010

Media brief
Torin Douglas, BBC News, 6 August 2010

Miliband wants BBC to be a co-operative
Jim Pickard, Financial Tmes, 5 August 2010

Miliband and Jowell: BBC should be a co-operative
Mark Sweney,, 5 August 2010

Miliband’s Big Society
Peter Hoskin, Spectator Coffee House blog, 5 August 2010

First black female MP joins race for Labour leadership
Gordon Beart, Irish Independent, 24 May 2010

Miliband tries to ‘move on’ from Iraq invasion row
Brian Brady and Richard Osley, Independent on Sunday, 23 May 2010

Ed Miliband wins crucial backing from Neil Kinnock in Labour leadership race
Toby Helm, The Observer, 23 May 2010

David Miliband: Labour must ‘move on’ from Iraq War
Patrick Hennessy, The Daily Telegraph, 22 May 2010

David Miliband urges Labour to move on from Iraq
BBC, 22 May 2010

Labour picks its scabs over Iraq
ITN, 22 May 2010

Iraq an issue in Labour’s leadership race?
Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 News, 22 May 2010 

Iraq War was wrong, insists Balls
Press Association, 22 May 2010 

‘1997 mindset’ blamed for Labour defeat
Alex Stevenson,, 22 May 2010

The left’s day of introspection
Alex Stevenson,, 22 May 2010

Burnham speaks of “fear and loathing” from voters
Roland Marcellin-Horne, Left Foot Forward, 22 May 2010

Ed Miliband: Forces of hell was “awful culture”
Will Straw, Left Foot Foward, 22 May 2010  

David Miliband prepares online campaign for Labour leadership bid
David Singleton, PR Week, 13 May 2010

Mandelson calls for “progressive compact with business”
James Murray, BusinessGreen, 8 April 2010

Trade unions risk becoming ‘redundant’, says Mandelson
Sam Coates, The Times, 7 April 2010

Mandelson hails ‘energised’ Labour
Alex Stevenson,, 7 April 2010

Mandelson says Labour can deliver green jobs
Greenwise Business, 7 April 2010

Cameron’s pleasant but Britain now needs granite, not plastic, says Mandelson
Rachel Sylvester, The Times, 3 April 2010

Internet will be giant force in election campaign, says Lord Gould
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 1 April 2010

Wrestling with the libel hydra
Margarette Driscoll, The Sunday Times, 21 March 2010

Is this Labour’s death rattle or a rare new optimism?
Michael White, The Guardian, 15 March 2010

Chris Bryant speech warns over ‘Europhobic’ stance
George Parker, Financial Times, 10 March 2010

Labour combats Lord Ashcroft millions with Obama-style funding
Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 4 March 2010

Labour should strengthen family policy, says Caroline Flint
Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 26 February 2010

Secularist Terry Sanderson launches bizarre attack on Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy’s faith in politics
George Pitcher, The Telegraph, 23 February 2010 

Jim Murphy plays the religion card to win votes
David Maddox, The Scotsman, 23 February 2010

Labour targets ‘religious’ votes
BBC News, 23 February 2010

Labour ‘must win religious vote’ in election
Simon Johnson, The Telegraph, 23 February 2010

Let’s move on – to a new politics
Letters, The Guardian, 16 February 2010

Peter Hain lends support for ‘Robin Hood tax’ on banks
Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 15 February 2010

Sex and summitry: the rise of the raunchy summit. ‘Seven sexiest summits’.
Anne McElvoy, London Evening Standard, 11 February 2010

David Miliband defends Labour against claims of ‘class war’ on Tories
Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 24 January 2010

Gordon Brown urged to push through electoral reform legislation
Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 21 January 2010

Plunging Labour now recalls it needs two wings to fly
John Harris, The Guardian, 5 January 2010

Nothern Rock could become a building society again
Alan O’Sullivan, This is Money, 15 December 2009

Whose mutualism is it anyway?
Sunder Katwala, Next Left, 15 December 2009

Brown wants to turn Britain into a giant branch of John Lewis
Mary Riddell, Daily Telegraph, 15 December 2009

Why mutualism is the way forward for public services
Tessa Jowell, The Guardian, 15 December 2009

Labour to run rule over John Lewis mutual model
Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 14 December 2009

Dave’s talked tough, now let’s have hope

Martin Ivens, Sunday Times, 13 December 2009

Andy Burnham told charities at risk in policy shift
Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 23 November 2009

Gordon Brown does U-turn over childcare tax break
Jonathan Oliver, Sunday Times, 15 November 2009

Caroline Flint leads revolt over PM’s decision to drop childcare vouchers
Sunday Times, 15 November 2009

Why the mum’n’dad vote will decide the next election
Sunday Times, 15 November 2009

Gordon Brown ready to climb down over childcare vouchers plans
Patrick Hennessy, Daily Telegraph, 14 November 2009

Clawing back the cost of childcare could cost Brown far more than 10p
Tomos Livingstone,, 14 November 2009

Keep tax relief on childcare vouchers
Jessica Asato, Comment is free, 13 November 2009

Blunkett calls for voting change
Mark Hookham, The Star, 12 November 2009

Ending childcare vouchers will stop many families from working
Angela Jameson, The Times, 12 November 2009

Brown heads off childcare rebellion
Torcuil Crichton, The Herald, 12 November 2009

How big is the nursery rebellion?
Jim Pickard,, 11 November 2009

PM warned over childcare vouchers
BBC, 11 November 2009

Gordon Brown warned: axing childcare vouchers will cost Labour seats
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 11 November 2009

Brown faces revolt over plan to axe childcare vouchers
New Statesman, 11 November 2009

Ex-ministers warning to Gordon Brown over childcare plans
Andy Bloxham, Daily Telegraph, 11 November 2009

Childcare tax breaks revolt grows
Press Association, 11 November 2009

MPs revolt over childcare vouchers
Channel 4 News, 11 November 2009

Ex-ministers warn over childcare tax changes
Paul Waugh, Evening Standard, 11 November 2009

Labour women warn Gordon Brown that axing childcare tax breaks will cost party seats
Kirsty Walker, Daily Mail, 11 November 2009

Gordon Brown under pressure to rethink plans to scrap tax breaks on childcare vouchers, 11 November 2009

Childcare tax breaks revolt grows
Daily Mirror, 11 November 2009

PM Programme
BBC Radio 4, 54:00, 10 November 2009

Cuts to arts budgets would lower Britain’s earning power
Tony Hall, Daily Telegraph, 6 November 2009

Ben Bradshaw urges ‘luvvies’ to defend BBC from Tories
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 3 November 2009

Ben Bradshaw: the Tories wouldn’t fund the Royal Court’s Enron
Charlotte Higgins,, 3 November 2009

Liam Byrne: David Cameron should apologise for describing Britain as ‘broken’
Rosa Prince, Daily Telegraph, 20 October 2009

Labour plans new bank to fund community groups
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 20 October 2009

Denham challenged on Prevent
Martin Bright, Jewish Chronicle, 1 October 2009

Labour conference: Talking to itself
Editorial, The Guardian, 29 September 2009

Mandelson attacks ‘extreme rightwing figures’ for Gordon Brown pill ‘smears’
Nicholas Watt, Andrew Sparrow and agencies,, 28 September 2009

Why Labour must be careful
Nicholas Watt,, 28 September 2009

Showbiz for ugly people
Simon Redfern, PR Week, 28 September 2009

Labour: dead or alive?
John Harris,, 28 September 2009

No Progress for New Labour
Seumas Milne, The Guardian, 28 September 2009

Will Labour file a formal complaint about the pills question?
Benedict Brogan, Daily Telegraph, 27 September 2009

We are up for fight – Mandelson
Emma Griffiths, BBC, 27 September 2009

Analysis: Gordon Brown’s middle-class cash gamble
Patrick Hennessy, Daily Telegraph, 27 September 2009

Lord Mandelson: I would work for the Tories
Jonathan Oliver, The Sunday Times, 27 September 2009

Don’t despair – Labour can still win
Charles Clarke,, 24 September 2009

Gordon Brown: times are tough following expenses scandal but I won’t resign
Rosa Prince, The Telegraph, 24 September 2009

I am staying on, Gordon Brown insists after troubles and health rumours

Pre-conference double blow hits Brown
Michael Savage, The Independent, 23 September 2009

Gordon Brown dismisses ‘step down’ health slurs
Joe Murphy, Evening Standard, 23 September 2009

Clarke warns of poll ‘hammering’
BBC, 23 September 2009

James Purnell urges bigger role for unelected ministers
Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 23 September 2009

Peter Mandelson calls for constraints but silent on cuts
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 15 September 2009

Tory policy is a recipe for disaster
Steve Richards, The Independent, 15 September 2009

Perhaps Labour isn’t quite dead after all
Michael Wh

ite, The Guardian, 15 September 2009

The penny drops…
Jason Beattie and Bob Roberts, Daily Mirror, 15 September 2009

Tories will cut public spending, says Labour
Mark Hennessey, Irish Times, 15 September 2009

Mandelson writes sets the scene for electoral slasher flick

Mandelson joins battle over spending cuts
Jean Eaglesham, Financial Times, 14 September 2009

Clip of Mandelson speech
BBC, 14 September 2009

Labour ‘must not lose its nerve’
BBC, 14 September 2009

Mandelson advocates ‘wise spending’
Andrew Woodcock, The Independent, 14 September 2009

Flagship projects may be put on hold, Mandelson admits
Deborah Summers, The Guardian, 14 September 2009

Analysis: difficult to spot the difference
Francis Elliott, The Times, 14 September 2009

Lord Mandelson admits Labour will have to cut spending
James Kirkup, Daily Telegraph, 14 September 2009

Mandelson sets out Labour fightback plan
ePolitix, 14 September 2009

Mandelson’s public spending pledge
PA, 14 September 2009

Lord Mandelson gives us the Labour manifesto
Janet Daley, Daily Telegraph, 14 September 2009

Lord Mandelson refuses to use c-word in spending talks
Joe Murphy, Evening Standard, 14 September 2009

Mandelson: ‘We’ll be wise spenders’
Local Government Chronicle, 14 September 2009

Mandelson shifts ground on spending cuts debate
Liz Stephens and Alex Stevenson,, 14 September 2009

Mandelson: We have to prioritise and economise, 14 September 2009

How will Lord Mandelson know if public services productivity improves?
Jamie Whyte, The Telegraph, 14 September 2009

Mandelson to set out election line on spending
Alex Smith, Labour List, 14 September 2009

The Tories’ two faces
Pat McFadden, Comment is free, 17 August 2009

Labour MP backs US-style vote to select party leaders
Michael Settle, The Herald, 12 August 2009

Jessica Asato on Five live
5 live, 13:13, 5 August 2008

Policy blueprint seen as last throw of the dice
Alex Barker and George Parker, Financial Times, 10 June 2009

They banged their desks with approval. For Gordon Brown the coup was over
Nicholas Watt, Allegra Stratton and Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 9 June 2009

Progress event 8th June: The Elephant in the Room
Alex Finnegan,, 9 June 2009

PLP sketch: The coup that never was
Alex Stevenson,, 9 June 2009

Johnson would deny Tories outright victory
Andrew Grice, The Independent, 9 June 2009

In the aftermath
Simon Redfern, PR Week, 9 June 2009

Labour at risk of becoming ‘obsolete’ in local government
Jon Land,, 8 June 2009

News from the PLP meeting and Progress fourth term event
Alex Smith, LabourList, 8 June 2009

Byers joins calls for PM to quit
BBC, 8 June 2009

Stephen Byers calls for Gordon Brown to step down
Matthew Moore,, 8 June 2009

Byers calls for Brown to go
Allan Mackie, Scotsman, 8 June 2009

Time for a citizens’ convention
Brian Brivati, Comment is free, 30 May 2009

Time for state to fund political parties, says James Purnell
Nicholas Watt and Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 30 May 2009

Labour’s last chance: oust Brown, then bring in PR
Polly Toynbee, Comment is free, 29 May 2009

Labour PPCs make ominous warnings on exes
Paul Waugh, Evening Standard blogs, 20 May 2009

Jessica Asato on Newsnight
Newsnight, 5.28, 20 May 2009

Julian Ware-Lane on Five Live
5 live, 12.56, 20 May 2009

Jessica Asato on Five Live
5 live Breakfast, 2.08, 19 May 2009

Cabinet rivalries led to Brown’s defeat over Gurkhas, claims Keith Vaz
Nicholas Cecil, Evening Standard, 6 May 2009


Jessica Asato on Five Live
Weekend Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 live, 8:05am, 3 May 2009

Every Labour MP is agreed – something must be done
Toby Helm,, 1 May 2009

Labour must act now to fill social policy void, says David Blunkett
Patrick Wintour and Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 1 May 2009

Brown is losing grip on power like Major, declares Labour MP
Nicholas Cecil and Joe Murphy, Evening Standard, 30 April 2009

The £15,000 Travel Lodge MPs
Benedict Brogan,, 28 April 2009

Peter Hain on the World at One
World at One, BBC Radio 4, 6 April 2009

Labour backbenchers press for more spending
Patrick Wintour and Andrew Sparrow, The Guardian, 6 April 2009

Margaret Hodge renews warning to counter BNP threat
Allegra Stratton, The Guardian, 30 March 2009

Blow for Gordon Brown as world leaders prepare to stall at G20 summit

MP calls for bankers to make a trust oath
Vincent Moss, Sunday Mirror, 29 March 2009

Next: Harriet Who?
William Underhill, Newsweek, 28 March 2009


A very public courtship dance
James Forsyth,, 26th March 2009

Call it 9/15 – the day the crucial divide in the post-Blair/Brown era took shape
Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian, 25 March 2009

Brown backs Europe to lead world out of economic nightmare
Andrew Grice, The Independent, 25 March 2009

Gordon Brown’s G20 doomed to fail, says Stephen Byers
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 24 March 2009

UK’s Brown confident G20 will commit to growth
Adrian Croft and Darren Ennis, Reuters, 24 March 2009

Britain cannot afford any further fiscal stimulus, King warns
Kathryn Hopkins, The Guardian, 24 March 2009

Make or break for PM
William Green,, 24 March 2009

Globetrotting Gordon heads off to save the world (again)
Paul Waugh, Evening Standard, 24 March 2009

Bank of England chief rules out further financial boost for UK economy
The Telegraph, 24 March 2009

Mail: ‘last throw of the dice’
Press Association, The Independent, 9 March 2009

Labour and the BNP
Dave Hill,, 6 March 2009

Change the record, Ken – and we might listen to you again
Andrew Gilligan, Evening Standard, 5 March 2009

Progress and London
Dave Hill,, 5 March 2009

The parties must end this mood of confusion and drift
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian, 2 March 2009

Labour web campaigners plot path to ‘Labour 2.0’
David Singleton, PR Week, 2 March 2009

Progress conference: Campaigning for the net generation
LabourList, 1 March 2009

Labour 2.0
Nick Anstead,, 1 March 2009

Derek Draper and Labour blogging

Minister tells unions to stop boosting the BNP
Andrew Grice, The Independent, 27 February 2009

Don’t upset aspirational working class, Jowell warns Labour
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 24 February 2009

Chris Leslie on Five Live
1:40:25, Five Live, 21 February 2009

Chris Leslie on the Today programme
BBC, 21 February 2009

Call for new £20bn economy boost
BBC, 21 February 2009

£20bn bid to bounce out of downturn
The Mirror, 21 February 2009

£20bn bid to bounce out of downturn
Press Association, 21 February 2009

Morning Reports, Five Live
0:06:00, Five Live, 21 February 2009

Give Jobless Extra Pounds 10 Dole, 21 February 2009

Suspend stamp duty says Gordon Brown ally
James Kirkup, The Telegraph, 20 February 2009

As British Jews come under attack, the liberal left must not remain silent
Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian, 4 February 2009

Exploit No 10, Blears tells candidates
Nicholas Cecil, Evening Standard, 3 February 2009

Campaigning is like sex, says Blears
Allegra Stratton,, 30 January 2009

Backlash over Brown’s plans for jobless grows
Nicholas Watt, Toby Helm and Alan Travis, The Guardian, 1 December 2008

Brown unity show with Blairites
Brian Wheeler, BBC News website, 1 December 2008

The end of principle
Martin Bright, New Statesman blog, 1 December 2008

Peter Mandelson facing questions about claim that UK will join euro
James Kirkup, The Telegraph, 1 December 2008

Mandelson at centre of ‘ditch the pound’ row
Joe Murphy, Evening Standard, 1 December 2008

Failing to join the euro has come at a price for UK
Nicholas Watt,, 1 December 2008

Brown: We must share the sacrifice
Vincent Moss, Sunday Mirror, 30 November 2008

Who really killed new Labour?

£20bn may not be enough to save economy, warns Darling
Jane Merrick, The Independent, 30 November 2008

Darling: ‘I haven’t done enough yet to save economy’
Toby Helm and Heather Stewart, The Observer, 30 November 2008

Mumbai attacks: Overseas terror victims could get £500,000
Mark Townsend and Caroline Davies, The Observer, 30 November 2008

Ramola Talwar Badam, Sunday Herald, 30 November 2008

Gordon Brown claims economic reforms are part of New Labour vision
Jonathan Wynne-Jones, The Telegraph, 29 November 2008

Mandelson says British banks overreact to crisis
Frank Prenesti, Reuters, 29 November 2008

Top earners ‘to share sacrifice’
BBC News website, 29 November 2008

‘I bring people together’
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 29 November 2008

‘Where Next for New Labour?’
Liam Byrne on the Today Programme, 29 November 2008

Think-tank targets single parents
Press Association, 29 November 2008


Ex-minister in immigration blast
BBC News website, 29 November 2008

Mandelson ‘against return to 80s’
BBC News website, 24 October 2008

Avoid old policies, warns Mandelson
Press Association, 24 October 2008

Mandy: I’m No1 Tory hate figure
George Pascoe-Watson, The Sun, 24 October 2008

Anger as banks inflict higher loan rates on small businesses
Michael Savage, The Independent, 24 October 2008

Mandelson blames banks for crisis
The Herald, 24 October 208

Lord Mandelson ‘met Russian billionaire two years earlier than he admitted’
Daily Telegraph, 24 October 2008

Response: We are not stuckists from 1997
Robert Philpot, The Guardian, 8 October 2008

He quit twice. Now Mandelson returns to offer aid in crisis
Patrick Wintour and David Gow, The Guardian, 4 October 2008

This 1997 tribute band is out of tune with our times
Polly Toynbee, The Guardian, 4 October 2008

Political briefing: Harmony amid the fraternal spite
Michael White, The Guardian, 24 September 2008

Gordon stole the show but is now upstaged by Ruth
Anne McElvoy, Evening Standard, 24 September 2008

Labour needs a wand to make Gordon Brown disappear
Alice Miles, The Times, 24 September 2008

Middle Britain ‘key’ for Labour
BBC, 24 September 2008

Back to the future call by Blairites
Keith Richmond,, 24 September 2008

Labour conference diary
Michael White, The Guardian, 23 September 2008

Global storm gives Gordon Brown shelter – for now
23 September 2008

Why Labour needs to woo Mr and Mrs Mondeo
Dan Milmo,, September 23 2008


David Miliband calls for leadership but backs down from challenging Gordon Brown

Labour conference: Gordon Brown to appeal for more time ahead of reshuffle

The Miliband paradox
John Harris,, September 22 2008


A word of warning for David Miliband
Jackie Ashley,, September 22 2008

Labour conference: The deadline for Gordon Brown’s last chance is slipping
Michael White,, September 22 2008

Blears: This is the fight of our lives, 22 September 2008

Labour conference: Gordon Brown to appeal for more time ahead of reshuffle
Francis Elliott, Sam Coates, The Times, 22 September 2008

Contrite Brown vows ‘I want to do better’
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 22 September 2008

Miliband moves to end leader talk
BBC News, 21 September 2008

Miliband woos the left as Labour’s rebels back offGaby Hinsliff and Toby Helm, The Observer, September 21 2008

Labour loyalists back campaign for party, 20 September 2008

Jack Straw: At 62, I have the stamina, experience and the luck
Sam Coates, Times Online, 19 September 2008

Tax burden up 50 pc under Labour, report says
James Kirkup, Daily Telegraph, 19 September 2008

Brown should do more to devolve power, says Milburn
Andrew Sparrow,, 18 September 2008

Empowerment: The new political territory
Alan Milburn, New Statesman, 18 September 2008

Labour ‘must offer change again’
BBC News, 18 September 2008

Milburn: Brown creating uncertainty
Press Association, 18 September 2008

Cabinet fury over ‘complacency’ undermines PM
Patrick Wintour, the Guardian, 18 September 2008

Alan Milburn stirs up Labour leadership row
Philippe Naughton, The Times, 18 September 2008

Change will win back voters
Sky News, 18 September 2008

Labour duo twist the knife as Tories soar past 50% for first time since Thatcher’s heyday
James Chapman and Michael Lea, Daily Mail, 18 September 2008

Tories break 50 per cent poll barrier for first time since Thatcher
Andrew Porter, Daily Telegraph, 18 September 2008

Lib Dem MP knocks activist over a wall
Jason Beattie, The Mirror, 16 September 2008

Brown Seeks to Quell Demands for Leadership Contest (Update2)
Mark Deen, Bloomberg, 15 September 2008

MP joins calls for Labour to vastly improve, September 15 2008


London Labour MPs Get Stuck In, 14 September 2008

Brown speech ‘will be his last as leader’

Eddie Barnes, The Scotsman, 14 September 2008

Dissidents aim to use Labour rule book to target Brown
Toby Helm, The Observer, 14 September 2008

Another damp squib, or the start of a real challenge?
Brian Brady and Jane Merrick, Independent on Sunday, 14 September 2008

Gordon Brown’s Scottish tragedy
Matthew d’Ancona, Sunday Telegraph, 14 September 2008

Watch out for the unusual suspects
Martin Ivens, Sunday Times, 14 September 2008

Ex-ministers join Gordon Brown rebellion
Jonathan Oliver, Marie Woolf, Sunday Times, 14 September 2008

Revealed: how junior whip hatched plot to depose Brown
James Cusick, Sunday Herald, 13 September 2008

Labour leadership: 60 rebels in search of a candidate
Michael White,, 13 September 2008

Labour vice-chair calls for leadership contest, 13 September 2008

Labour Mps Pile Pressure On Pm
Sky News, 13 September 2008

Brown fires ally over contest call
Adrian Croft and Tim Castle, Reuters, 13 September 2008

Brown sacks junior whip for demanding leadership election
James Eaglesham, FT, 13 September 2008

Brown authority questioned
The Sun, 13 September 2008

Brown ‘sacks’ a second Labour figure for daring to call a leadership election
Michael Lea and Benedict Brogan, Daily Mail, 13 September 2008

Brown sacks Cyprus envoy Joan Ryan over leadership comments
The Scotsman, 13 September 2008

Brown faces leadership poll clamour
Press Association, 13 September 2008

Seven MPs in Labour contest call
BBC News, 13 September 2008

The Blairites have moved, now the left must
James Forsyth, Spectator Coffee House, 12 September 2008

Robinson’s curse
Nick Robinson, BBC News, 12 September 2008

Names will never hurt them
Robert Philpot, The Guardian, 10 September 2008

Bon appétit, comrades!
Economist, 5 September 2008

There’s more wrong with New Labour than it thinks

Anne McElvoy, Evening Standard, 3 September 2008

Claimants ‘working the system’ to get council houses, says minister
James Kirkup, Daily Telegraph, 30 August 2008

Tories have touched a nerve with public, admits minister
Nicholas Watt and Severin Carrell, The Guardian, 29 August 2008

Labour minister publicly admits David Cameron has ‘touched a nerve’ with British people
Daily Mail, 29 August, 2008

Ex-minister to Labour mutineers: read top Tory’s guide to oblivion
Allegra Stratton, the Guardian, 26 August 2008

Gordon Brown is an electoral liability, says former Cabinet minister
James Kirkup, Daily Telegraph, 25 August 2008

Labour must move on after Ken’s errors, says minister
Paul Waugh, Evening Standard, 22 August 2008

Troops must set standards
Soldier Magazine, August 2008

The factions square up

Martin Bright, New Statesman, 14 August 2008

For all the noise, there are barely any uber-Blairites left

John Harris, The Guardian, 11 August 2008

Neal Lawson v Robert Philpot
The Guardian, 8 August 2008

Franchises can speed service reform
Public Servant Magazine, 7 August 2008

Gordon Brown: 10 strategies he could use to survive
Andrew Sparrow, Guardian Politics Blog, 31 July 2008

Jessica Asato on Victoria Derbyshire show discussing radical policies
BBC Radio 5 Live, 30 July 2008

Gordon Brown is down (but not out)
Steve Richards, The Independent, 29 July 2008

Labour needs a new leader – even if that means a coup
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian, 28 July 2008

Progress deputy director on Stephen Nolan show
BBC Radio 5 Live, 27 July 2008

A change of leader won’t save Labour
Steve Richards, The Independent, 26 July 2008

Cardiac arrest in Glasgow – and still the clunking mantra
Polly Toynbee, 26 July, The Guardian

Labour fears for Glasgow East as by-election rests on knife-edge
Daily Mail, 24 July 2008

Sir Richard Dannatt, Army chief, calls for soldiers to learn nation-building
The Times, 17 July 2008

General Sir Richard Dannatt: British troops should be trained as nation-builders
Daily Telegraph, 17 July 2008

‘Stabilisation’ plan for forces
Press Association, 17 July 2008

UK army chief calls for post conflict stabilization specialists
Jerusalem Post, 17 July 2008

Army chief: ‘We have socialist ideals’, 17 July 2008

PM lets Miliband off leash to take on Eurosceptics
The Independent, 3 July 2008

UK ‘should back EU military plans’
Press Association, 3 July 2008

David Miliband backs French plans for stronger EU defence role
Daily Telegraph, 2 July 2008

Miliband signals support for French plans
Reuters, 2 July 2008

Miliband backs strong EU military force
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 2 July 2008

For all the hyperbole, Bevan would have approved of this
Polly Toynbee, The Guardian, 1 July 2008

Sounds like teen spirit – Andy Burnham interview
John Harris, The Guardian, 28 June 2008

Labour slumps to lowest poll result since 1984
Andrew Porter, Daily Telegraph, 25 June 2008

The discreet rise of James Purnell
John Rentoul, Independent Open House blog, 24 June 2008

No plans for an early shuffle, says Downing St
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 24 June 2008

Who will finish off Gordon Brown? Follow the money
Rachel Sylvester, The Times, 24 June 2008

Tories will end NHS targets ‘to save 38,000 lives a year’
Andrew Grice, The Independent, 24 June 2008

Wes Streeting: Plenty to shout about
The Guardian, 24 June 2008

The undaunted freedom fighter
Jamie Doward, The Observer, 22 June 2008

In bed with the DUP? This is the really curious journey
Marina Hyde, The Guardian, 21 June 2008

This is more than a political knock-about – it’s the inexcusable smearing of an opponent
Dominic Lawson, The Independent

Harman joins Chakrabarti row
Guardian Unlimited, 20 June 2008

Chakrabarti threatens to sue over minister’s jibe
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 20 June 2008

Good Labour. Bad Labour
Denis MacShane, New Statesman, 19 June 2008

Labour will not oppose Davis
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 19 June 2008

The Tories want to deliver improved public services. But does their approach add up?
Steve Richards, The Independent, 19 June 2008

Davis ‘should fund by-election’
BBC News, 18 June 2008

Labour’s core voters are deserting them in droves since Gordon Brown took over as PM
Daily Mail, 18 June 2008

Gordon, time to learn from the master
Martin Ivens, Sunday Times, 8 June 2008

August bank holiday could be celebration of Britishness
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 3 June 2008

August bank holiday should be British national day, says minister
James Kirkup, Daily Telegraph, 3 June 2008

Former Minister Offers PM Policy Advice
Sky News, 30 May 2008

MPs’ plan to win over Middle England voters, 30 May 3008

Labour polling ‘worse than under Foot’, 30 May 2008

Group of Blairite MPs urge Brown to cuts taxes and be bolder
The First Post, 30 May 2008

Call for motoring tax reform
Epolitix, 30 May 2008

Cut taxes to regain middle class support, Blairites tell Brown
Colin Brown, The Independent, 30 May 2008

Labour signals retreat on road tax increase
Daily Telegraph, 28 May 2008

The country wants a leader with style and swagger
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian, 27 May 2008

Gordon Brown faces ‘quit now’ calls as Labour MPs panic
Philip Webster, The Times, 24 May 2008

In quotes: By-election reaction
BBC News website, 23 May 2008

Now the unions turn on Brown
Andrew Grice, The Independent, 22 May 2008

Labour must play fair to win back voters, says TUC chief
The Herald, 22 May 2008

Brown ‘hiding in bunker’ as poll looms
The Scotsman, 22 May 2008

Brown losing friends. Rapidly

Peter Hoskin, Spectator, 22 May 2008

Labour leadership sniping starts already as disaster looms for Brown in Crewe by-election
Mail Online, 22 May 2008

Plan to oust Brown as MPs claim he has lost support
Andrew Grice, The Independent, 19 May 2008

Mass public sector strikes threat over 2% pay policy

David Hencke, The Guardian, 22 May 2008

Divided Labour worries Hain, 19 May 2008

Hain publishes Welsh Labour prescription
Epolitix, 19 May 2008

Peter Hain: blame will not help Labour to rebuild
Steve Bagnall, Daily Post, 19 May 2008

Labour alienating voters by offering two extremes, says ex-minister Nicholas Watt, The Guardian, 19 May 2008

The ultras and the core Peter Hain, The Guardian, 19 May 2008

Hain calls for radical change within Welsh Labour Western Mail, 19 May 2008

Regroup, frefocus, reprioritise – and that starts at the top
Martin Kettle, The Guardian, 10 May 2008

Labour is losing touch with voters, warns minister
Macer Hall, Daily Expresss, 9 May 2008

Labour slump to rock bottom in the polls – 26 per cent behind the Tories and at their lowest rating since records began in the 1930s
James Chapman, Daily Mail, 9 May 2008

Culture of denial
Martin Bright, New Statesman, 8 May 2008

New Labour is finished. The fight is over what replaces it
Seuman Milne, The Guardian, 8 May 2008

Labour looks at tax options as poll looms
George Parker and Jean Eaglesham, Financial Times, 7 May 2008

Clarke tells Brown to give up ‘dog-whistle politics’
Andrew Grice and Colin Brown, The Independent, 7 May 2008

Charles Clarke: PM could be KO’d ‘in months’
George Pascoe-Watson, The Sun, 7 May 2008

Macer Hall, Daily Express, 7 May 2008

Now Labour accused of attempt to ‘politicise police’ after ministers ask terror chief to make the case for 42-day detentions
Evening Standard, 7 May 2008

Gordon Brown attacked by Charles Clarke
Andrew Porter, Daily Telegraph, 7 May 2008

Half of Labour voters say Gordon Brown should step aside
Andrew Porter, Daily Telegraph, 7 May 2008

Clarke urges Brown to drop 42-day detention
Elizabeth Stewart and Andrew Sparrow,,6 May 2008

Brown gets another political soaking
Michael White,, 6 May 2008

Clarke lashes out (again)
Matthew D’Ancona,, 6 May 2008

Charles Clarke accuses Brown of ‘dog whistle politics’
The First Post, 6 May 2008

‘Mini budget is needed to sort out 10p tax’, demands Labour ‘big beast ‘ Charles Clarke
Benedict Brogan, Mail on Sunday, 4 May 2008

The day Boris became Mayor was the beginning of the end for Dave
John Rentoul, Independent on Sunday, 4 May 2008

It’s Labour stalwart versus Tory fop – dress rehearsal for the really big one
Jonathan Freedland, the Guardian, 30 April 2008

Backbencher,, 16 April 2008

Lewis intervention makes life even more difficult for Brown
The First Post, 31 March 2008

Brown issues rallying call to quell unrest
George Parker, Financial Times, 31 March 2008

Minister warns Brown: ‘You’re out of touch’
James Chapman, Daily Mail, 31 March 2008

Gordon Brown out of touch, says minister
Robert Winnett, Daily Telegraph, 31 March 2008

Brown tries to steady MPs’ nerves
Nicholas Watt, The Guardian, 31 March 2008

Senior govt minister brands his own party as no-hopers
Ian Kirby, News of the World, 30 March 2008

Polls show Labour will lose votes in the South
Rosa Prince, Daily Telegraph, 25 March 2008

Brown and the conservatory-building classes
Rachel Sylvester, Daily Telegraph, 25 March 2008

Brown in danger of losing southern England
George Parker, Financial Times, 24 March 2008

Gordon Brown’s fate is to find his future tied to Ken Livingstone
Martin Ivens, Sunday Times, 23 March 2008

A shot of southern comfort can unite the warring halves of Labour’s brain

Polly Toynbee, The Guardian, 21 March 2008

Blairites tell Gordon Brown to rethink policies
Toby Helm, Daily Telegraph, 20 March 2008

Hazel Blears tells Labour: we need to win back the middle classes

Jill Sherman, The Times, 20 March 2008

Pandering to the Guardian?
Michael White, Comment is Free, 20 March 2008

Blairite Brown has put Labour in pincer trap, say leftist MPs
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 20 March 2008

Labour ‘must not pander to the Guardian’, says Blears
Andrew Sparrow, Guardian Unlimited, 19 March 2008

Cabinet thrashes out ideas for big election battles to come
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 19 March 2008

Labour future: blueprint for a fourth term
Jon Trickett and Charles Clarke, The Guardian, 18 March 2008

Being rich ‘should be celebrated’
BBC News, 12 March 2008

Hutton call to ‘celebrate’ millionaires receives an icy response from the TUC
Andrew Grice, The Independent, 12 March 2008

Darling urged to deliver on child poverty
George Parker, FT, 12 March 2008

Labour moderniser John Hutton says UK ‘needs more millionaires’
Philip Webster, The Times, 11 March 2008

The minister for fatcats is stuck in a Blairite time warp
Polly Toynbee, The Guardian, 11 March 2008

Celebrate huge salaries, minister tells Labour
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 10 March 2008

If only it realised, Labour is coming close to a revelation
John Harris, The Guardian, 6 March 2008

PM mulls general election for June 2009
Andrew Grice, The Independent, 5 March 2008

Miliband: no turning back on reform of public services
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 7 February 2008

It’s not a big idea but the old ideas that Brown needs now
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian, 4 February 2008

Can Brown turn it around? Probably not
John Rentoul, The Independent on Sunday, 3 February 2008

Petty political sniping isn’t a sign of progress
Rod Liddle, The Sunday Times, 3 February 2008

Labour needs to take a good hard look at the opposition
Martin Kettle, The Guardian, 2 February 2008

Top Blairites launch attack against ‘do-nothing’ Brown
Daily Mail, 1 February 2008

Ex-minister warns Brown must regain focus
The Scotsman, 1 February 2008

Brown’s growing list of armchair critics
Guardian Unlimited, 1 February 2008

Michael White discusses Progress
Guardian podcast, 1 February 2008

Minister tell PM: we must wake up to the Tory threat
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 1 February 2008

Clarke: Labour must focus on the future
Colin Brown, The Independent, 1 February 2008

Brown must improve to avoid ten years of Tories
James Kirkup, Daily Telegraph, 1 February 2008

Clarke: Labour needs to generate new ideas
Michael Settle, The Herald, 1 February 2008

Clarke warns on policy direction
The Financial Times, 31 January 2008

Charles Clarke interview
Channel 4 News, 31 January 2008

Anxious Charles Clarke demands Labour policy clarity
In the News, 31 January 2008

Brown warned he could lose election
Reuters, 31 January 2008

Kamikaze Conway?
Nick Robinson’s Blog, BBC News, 31 January 2008

Labour ‘must spell out policies’
BBC News, 31 January 2008

Clarke warns on Labour direction
Epolitix, 31 January 2008

Diverging views
David Walker, Society Guardian, 23 January 2008

Public sector reform is far from over, but now it’s staff and communities who must lead the way
Andy Burnham, The Guardian, 16 January 2008

More risk-taking in public sector urged by minister
Patrick Wintour and David Brindle, The Guardian, 16 January 2008

The Tories need to get real on the issue of social mobility
David Blunkett, The Guardian, 15 January 2008

When there’s no more room at the top
Peter Wilby, New Statesman, 10 January 2008

Former cabinet minister calls for social reforms

Alison Bennett, Children and Young People Now, 8 January 2008

Blunkett urges learning support
Tom Smithard, Yorkshire Post, 8 January 2008

Blunkett cash plan for pupils
Sheffield Star, 8 January 2008

Blunkett calls for extra support for UK’s poorest children, 8 January 2008

‘Rich can fund kids’
Daily Mirror, 8 January 2008

Listen again to David Blunkett’s report on Tuesday morning’s Today programme
BBC Radio 4, 8 January 2008

Blunkett sets out scheme to stop formation of underclass
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 7 January 2008

Blood on the dancefloor
John Harris, The Guardian, 5 January 2008

Brown must graciously accept this olive branch
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian, 31 December 2007

Whatever happened to the Blairites?
Patrick Barkham, The Guardian, 19 December 2007

Brownites risk ditching public sector reform, says Blair adviser
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, Tuesday 27 November 2007

U-turn on ‘sport for all’ pledge
Jo Revill, The Observer, Sunday 25 November 2007

Be bold, Gordon: show us the red thread running through your policies
Polly Toynbee, The Guardian, Friday 9 November 2007

The politics of fear

Martin Bright, New Statesman, Thursday 8 November 2007

Minister’s fear on pace of reform
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, Tuesday 6 November 2007

(Letters in response, Wednesday 7 November)

BBC Politics Show
BBC 2, Sunday 4 November 2007

The World this Weekend
BBC Radio 4, Sunday 4 November 2007

‘Labour has made mistakes’

Sunday Mirror, Sunday 4 November 2007

We’ve made mistakes, Balls admits
Guardian breaking news, Saturday 3 November 2007

Tessa Jowell: Gangs are skilled entrepreneurs
By Brendan Carlin, Daily Telegraph, 26 September 2007

Labour ‘united despite mistakes’
BBC News Online, Saturday 3 November 2007

MPs split over election date
BBC News Online, 26 September 2007

Mandy’s flirtation with Communism

By Jessica Asato, New Statesman Online, 25 September 2007

Ministers enjoy a spot of Dave-bashing
By Ros Taylor, Guardian Unlimited, 25 September 2007

Minister mulls difficulties of linking up 43 police forces
By Alan Travis, Guardian Unlimited, 25 September 2007

Q&A: Young Labour Party Conference delegates
By Andy Jones, thelondonpaper, 24 September 2007

Mandelson ends his feud with Brown
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 24 September 2007

Mandelson makes peace with PM

By Ros Taylor, Guardian Unlimited, 24 September 2007

Peter Mandelson ends feud with Gordon Brown
By Toby Helm, the Telegraph, 24 September 2007

Brown to delay poll decision as he sets out stall for fourth term
By Andrew Grice, the Independent, 24 September 2007

Progress on all Compass points
By John Harris, Comment is Free, 24 September 2007

Miliband: we want ten more years in power
By Nicholas Watt, The Observer, 23 September 2007

Labour appoints election director
BBC News Online, 9 August 2007

Would-be deputies join the debate but try not to mention the B-word
By Fran Yeoman, The Times, 17 May 2007

Hain plays the unity card in deputy leader campaign
By Colin Brown, The Independent, 17 May 2007

Education and quest for unity dominate hustings
By Will Woodward, The Guardian, 17 May 2007

‘I did what I thought was right’
By Patrick Wintour and Will Woodward, The Guardian, 11 May 2007

Today, the beginning of the end
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 10 May 2007

Jowell calls for end to tribalism
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 1 May 2007

End this damaging party feud, Jowell tells Labour tribes
By Philip Webster, The Times, 1 May 2007

Blair’s bloody legacy: Iraq
By Andrew Grice, The Independent, 1 May 2007

Reid call for unity hands the crown to Brown

By Graeme Wilson, The Daily Telegraph, 30 April 2007

Blair to endorse Brown – finally
By Ned Temko, Nicholas Watt and Lorna Martin, The Observer, 30 April 2007

Mandelson warns over union power
By Ollie Stone-Lee, BBC News, 25 September 2006

Fresh attempt to oust PM bound to backfire, says Mandelson
By Tania Branigan, The Guardian, 25 September 2006

Labour unveils plans for BBC-style charter for the NHS
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 23 September 2006

Freedom is a moral goal
By James Purnell, The Guardian, 23 September 2006

Cameron is lucky Milburn and Brown hate each other
By Matthew d’Ancona,, 17 September 2006

Cabinet turns on Brown in hunt for ‘alternative PM’
By Gaby Hinsliff and Ned Temko, The Observer, 10 September 2006

Blair to Brown: I won’t do what you demand
By Gaby Hinsliff and Ned Temko, The Observer, 10 September 2006

Relaxed and jovial Blair ‘on form’
By Brian Wheeler, BBC News, 10 September 2006

Blair calls for halt to sniping
BBC News, 10 September 2006

Blair seeks fresh policies to avoid ‘lame duck’ tag
By Andrew Grice, The Independent, 24 August 2006

Labour to attack Cameron over ‘Bush politics’
By Ned Temko, The Observer, 5 August 2006

Twitchy Labour MPs look to ditch Brown along with Blair
By Rachel Sylvester, Daily Telegraph, 4 July 2006

Voting Tory ‘no longer shameful’
By James Landale, BBC News 24, 3 July 2006

How Brown ‘stepped back from the precipice’
By Ned Temko, The Observer, 21 May 2006

Who can unite the north and south?
By Andrew Grice, The Independent, 20 May 2006

Labour left flexes muscles in merger
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 19 May 2006

Anger as Harman suggests electoral role for ID database
By Ros Taylor, Guardian Unlimited, 11 May 2006

Bad for Blair may not be good for Brown
By Michael White, The Guardian, 28 April 2006

Back school reforms, Kelly urges

BBC News, 13 March 2006

Labour heavyweights video support for schools bill
By Alexandra Smith, The Guardian, 13 March 2006

My week: Oona King
By Oona King, The Observer, 5 March 2006

No answer yet to the Cameron Question

The Guardian, 9 February 2006

Blair and Brown discuss transfer of power ‘but no date set’
By Julian Glover, The Guardian, 6 February 2006

The NHS needs localisation, not regulated privatisation
By Simon Jenkins, The Guardian, 14 December 2005

Party believes softly, softly approach is best strategy
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 7 December 2005

Minister calls for new type of worker
Community Care, 20 October 2005

Tony’s die-hards join the rebels
Evening Standard, 19 October 2005

May the best men win
The Guardian, 17 October 2005

Blair: Tories are copying Labour
By Ned Temko, The Observer, 16 October 2005

Blair attacks Labour’s ‘old left’
BBC News, 15 October 2005

Faith schools warned: open gates to all or be shut down
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 15 October 2005

Leadership team prepares for battle with unions
By Michael White and Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 26 September 2005

Labour ‘must stay in centre’
BBC News, 25 September 2005

Labour has learnt nothing from the shock of last May
By Rachel Sylvester,, 27 June 2005

Labour MPs call for swing back to left
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 26 May 2005

Festering Blair-Brown split
By Tom Baldwin, The Times, 26 May 2005

Third-term tension reopens
By Tom Baldwin, The Times, 26 May 2005

Blair does mind the wealth gap
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 24 March 2005

Parents wooed by jittery Blair

By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 21 March 2005

Choice has become a four letter word
By David Walker, The Guardian, 16 February 2005

No 10 plans closure of failing schools to boost most popular
By Andrew Grice, The Independent, 8 February 2005

Bad schools face closure in plan for more choice
By Phillip Webster, The Times, 8 February 2005

Popular schools must be allowed to expand
The Independent, 8 February 2005

Left speechless at the events
By Lisa Harker, Third Sector, 27 October 2004

Traditional Labour racist, says Hodge

By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 27 September 2004

Blair waits on the fence for US election result
By Andrew Grice, The Independent, 4 September 2004

We’ll be in power for decades
By George Pascoe Watson, The Sun, 29 July 2004

Labour could be in power for decades
By George Jones, The Telegraph, 29 July 2004

We could stay in power for decades, says loyalist
By Jane Merrick, The Daily Mirror, 29 July 2004

Browned Off
The Daily Mirror, 29 July 2004

We can drive a stake through Thatcherism
By Bob Roberts, The Daily Mirror, 29 July 2004

Fatal Boasts
The Sun, 29 July 2004

Blair claims Labour is more united than ever

By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 22 July 2004

Mandelson expected to be named as EU commissioner
By Andrew Grice, The Independent, 22 July 2004

Mandelson set for Brussels as Blair finalises reshuffle plans
By Michael White and Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 22 July 2004

Confident Prime Minister reveals plans for third term
By Helen Rumbelow, The Times, 22 July 2004

Ten years on, his party is sullen, the voters feel betrayed – and Blair is rejuvenated
By Andrew Grice, The Independent, 21 July 2004

PM wants third term – Milburn
The Journal, 15 July 2004

Decision time at the ballot box
By Robert Philpot, Guardian Letters, 10 June 2004

Voters turn against choice in public services

By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 21 March 2004

Picky punters
By David Walker, The Guardian, 17 March 2004

Coping with co-payments

The Guardian, 16 March 2004

Hoon denies saying Bush must go
By Tom Baldwin, The Times, 14 March 2004

Warning to Labour: don’t take a third general election victory for granted
By Donald Macintyre, The Independent, 12 February 2004

Blair focuses on domestic agenda

BBC News, 12 February 2004

Former MPs accused of undermining public trust
By Andrew Grice, The Independent, 12 February 2004

Dean’s bid for White House alarms Blair allies
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 13 January 2004

Drive by Milburn to ensure Blairism outlives Blair
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 16 December 2003

On the bias
By Ros Taylor, Guardian Unlimited, 21 October 2003

By John Kampfner, New Statesman, 6 October 2003

Top thinktanks warn Labour
By Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 15 September 2003

Hain urges new vision to prevent Tory revival
By Michael White, The Guardian, 6 September 2003

Brown and Blair at war over euro
By Anne Perkins, The Guardian, 27 July 2001

Don’t rule out a euro vote this term, says Labour’s chairman
By Andrew Grice, The Independent, 26 July 2001

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