Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - Philip Collins

Seriously Corbynism

A proper consideration of the Labour leader’s programme must now happen, writes Philip Collins For most of his career on the fringes of politics, Jeremy Corbyn has not been a serious figure. Happy to campaign forlornly...

Spaghetti Brexit

Centre-ground politics will appear a quaint notion from inside the labyrinth of EU exit, warns Philip Collins Erdington’s most conspicuous landmark might yet become a metaphor for a government that loses the thread in a...

Unlocking the code

Labour needs to talk about aspiration without the jargon ‘Aspiration?’ demanded John Prescott on the Today programme, with scarcely concealed contempt, ‘What the ‘eck is that?’ If he had only meant that he was seeking...

Conference calls

The leader’s speech is Ed Miliband’s last chance to win the mantle of prime minister-in-waiting, writes Philip Collins In one sense Miliband knows exactly what he needs to do. He finds himself in the position of...

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