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2016: the year in review

Progress  |  31 December 2016

Welcome to the review of our year on Progress Most progressives are glad to see the back of 2016. It has been a disastrous year in so many ways. Everyone will have their personal lows – the poor deal that David Cameron present to the public making Brexit more likely, Labour coming third in Scotland …

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2015: the year in review

Progress  |  29 December 2015

Welcome to the review of our year on Progress This was the year all those working hard on the ground to win a Labour majority in May 2015, and make the coalition government a one-term government, learned how far the party had fallen short in its bid for government. Polling day was then followed by one of the most surprising elections in …

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Changing the party to change the result in 5 years’ time

Progress  |  16 July 2015

This week the Progress strategy board has endorsed an all-women team to meet Labour’s electoral challenges to come. Elected by the membership of Progress – Labour’s new mainstream, the board members decided to support Liz Kendall for Labour leader and Tessa Jowell for mayor of London. With former Progress vice-chair Andy Burnham, former patron Yvette …

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Liveblog: Summer budget 2015

Progress  |  8 July 2015

Follow all of today’s budget as it happens, with reaction and comment from Stuart Hudson, Claire Reynolds, and the Progress team. Stuart Hudson is a former adviser to Gordon Brown. Claire Reynolds is a councillor on Tameside council Photo: BBC News ———————————-

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Lab7Scots: liveblog

Progress  |  31 March 2015

Following the three seats challenge model, on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 April 2015, Progress continues the campaign tours in Scotland to help comrades up against the Scottish National party. In two days, in seven seats, the volunteers on Lab7Scots over 1,000 conversations were had. Lab3Seats founder and director of Progress, Richard Angell, talks to …

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Lab3Seats on tour: liveblog

Progress  |  15 February 2015

Think the three peaks challenge but for Labour seats and a Labour victory in 2015. The 3 seats challenge is a series of fun campaign roadtrips inspired by Richard Angell (director of Progress), Alex Baker (NEC rep, Cooperative party), Bex Bailey (NEC youth rep) and James Asser (chair, Socialist Societies executive), and sponsored by Progress, to help #LabourDoorstep for three …

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2014: The year in review

Progress  |  19 December 2014

Welcome to the review of our year on Progress It has been a busy time once more with the continuation of our Campaign for a Labour Majority, including the recent launch of Operation Flight, ongoing Winning With Women work, our usual monthly Progress magazine, and the Progress website itself updated daily with views and comment …

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Progress  |  1 May 2014

Beyond condemning Ukip One of the problems with social media is that it tends to reinforce rather than to challenge our views. On Twitter I follow people who I broadly agree with or who are at least politically interested and literate. I have admired the wit of many of the ‘redesigned’ United Kingdom Independence party …

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Response to Reform in an Age of Austerity

Progress  |  9 April 2014

In February 2014 Progress published Reform in an Age of Austerity: A journey, not a destination, by Patrick Diamond, Joe Goldberg, Hopi Sen and Jacqui Smith. Today, Philip Collins, Paul Corrigan, Jon Cruddas MP, Ben Lucas, Rick Muir and Imogen Parker give their responses to the paper, setting out their views on its key contentions …

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Progress  |  1 April 2014

George Osborne’s pensions gamble In the case of George Osborne’s pension reforms the ‘freedom’ to spend your whole pension pot in one go, rather than have a guaranteed income for life through a mandatory annuity, goes too far against the collective good. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the changes are a serious risk and …

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