Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - Stephen Bush

Not enough

The rise of Brexit and Trump means Labour must deal with ‘very real concerns’, writes Stephen Bush While it is overly simplistic to see the triumph of Donald Trump as only the American progressives’ film adaptation of...

Starter for 10

Stephen Bush investigates how Labour succeeded in the 10 gains it made from the Tories last month If failure is a learning opportunity, Labour did enough on election night to open a free school. But there were some...

Purple patches

Stephen Bush reviews the influence of The Purple Book on Ed Miliband’s Labour party For Labour, things tend to get worse before they get better. Narrow losses in 1951 and 1979 were followed by emphatic defeats in 1955...

Brand new

Labour is still to win over disgruntled voters It is badly written, overlong and unforgivably woolly. How seriously should politicians take Russell Brand’s Revolution? Very. ‘Are you happy with things the way they are?’...

Made in England

As England celebrates its national day tomorrow, Stephen Bush talks to voters about ‘Englishness’ and uncovers a worrying mood for Labour Where are you really from?’ When I am being polite, I tend to mumble something...

Never again?

Forty-nine. That’s the number of Syrian deaths not for every word, but every letter, in this column. (The preceding sentence represents 3,577 lives) Twenty years ago, the world watched the Rwandan genocide and said:...

The 12 per cent strategy

It seems almost impossible now to believe that Arsenal were top of the league on New Year’s Day. Now, instead of standing on the brink of their first championship since 2004, they are back where everyone expected them...

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