Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - John Denham

Winning in England

Labour trails the Tories in England by 70 seats – the English Labour Network seeks to support activists, councillors and MPs who seek to rectify that, argues former cabinet minister John Denham The English Labour...

The power of conviction

I never doubted that Tony Blair thought he was doing the right thing. I said as much at the time. If there is one lesson from Chilcot, it is just how dangerous a powerful politician with convictions can be. The instinct...

The Armitt challenge

Last year Labour asked John Armitt to review long-term infrastructure planning in the UK. Armitt was fresh from the successful delivery of the Olympic Park to high standards, on time and under budget. It was a bold move...

Power to consumers

Ed Miliband’s ‘producers and predators’ speech in 2011 kicked off the responsible capitalism debate. Ed said we should ‘change the rules of the game’. To be honest, a lot of people outside...

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