Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - John Blake

Making waves

Tristram Hunt made a strong start in his new role as shadow secretary of state for education last weekend: a clear and passionate exchange on the Andrew Marr show (best line: ‘I’ve got a PhD from Cambridge. No one needs...

Rational and radical

—Stephen Twigg’s recent speech, No School Left Behind, can best be thought of as a kind of schooling ‘births, marriages and deaths’ column. The ‘deaths’ in question are those of the national curriculum as we have known...

The necessity of history

Last week Paul Richards wrote a well-considered piece on the rightness of a commemoration of the centenary of the first world war, and of the need for Labour to support the government and ensure that such a...

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