Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - Rupa Huq

The resilience of suburbia

The suburbs have long attracted criticism. In the 1852 novel Basil by Wilkie Collins it is said that anyone taking a trip to suburbia would most likely have taken leave of their senses because ‘its newness and...

Olympics in retrospect

From the political party that gave us the expression ‘watermelon smiles’, during the Olympics we got ‘leftie multicultural crap’ tweeted by Aidan Burley MP – a contrary opinion of the praised-to-the-rooftops opening...

Meanwhile from the town hall…

As all the political shows wind up for the recess, the school term is out for the hols and political hacks wind down until September, the municipal year ends too. 2010 – 11 is well and truly over. Its passing marks not...

The gender agenda

In the wake of International Women's Day, Rupa Huq casts her eye over some of the indicators of gender equality in the UK, from WAGs to child benefit under the Tories...

Every day is like Sunday?

Now that the party conference is over, aside from the non-event of the Lib Dem gathering which was not the bloodbath predicted or the full-on assault on capitalism trailed, we are left with two competing visions of the...

PMQs today

Cameron started off well, looking bronzed as well as well-fed and after nearly five years at the top of his party, conveying confidence and fluency. However, he soon came unstuck.

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