Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - Steve Van Riel

Repeat after me

Will a touch of populism bring either party victory in 2015? The mood of the Conservative party changes quickly. Last Christmas, Paul Goodman, editor of ConservativeHome and a former frontbencher, predicted that ‘David...

Cutting through

Public spending decisions will be painful for Labour but could also improve the party’s credibility Unless you have more faith in George Osborne’s ability to run the economy than the official forecasts, you have to...

Not dead yet

Reports of the death of the Tory party are exaggerated, writes Steve Van Riel Last month, a poll by ComRes found that 52 per cent of the public agreed with the idea that ‘the Conservative party is unlikely to win the...

Responsibility wars

Battle is raging for control of the ‘responsibility agenda’ but the parties may be stymied by policy difficulties and their own recent histories, argues Steve Van Riel The first political fights of 2012 so far have all...

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