Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Category - Changing to survive

Love will tear us apart?

Last year, the philosopher Stephen Asma wrote a book with a title designed to ruffle leftwing feathers: Against Fairness. He argues that in ‘our zealous pursuit of fairness, we have banished our urges to like one person...

Too stuck-up to stack up?

The IDS-Cait Reilly spat has been both amusing and illuminating, but it poses big questions for Labour, as well as the government. The government has to answer why its flagship policy – the work programme – is going so...

Doing it for themselves

The past few weeks have seen boosts to the Labour approach to business from two unlikely sources. First, the Economist praised Labour councils for leading the way in innovating and designing new ways to help their...

All politics are local

I have always liked Tip O’Neill’s judgement that all politics is local. It rings true, and it comforts the weary councillor after another round of emails chasing a missed bin collection. It is why our local...

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