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Faith in politics

Britain’s mostly benign, institutionalised anti-Catholicism is starting to re-emerge, warns Progress deputy editor Conor Pope In June last year, a new police ombudsman report was published into the 1994...

Such riches and such poverty

The Labour party’s successes do not come by chance, and nor does its failures, writes Progress deputy editor Conor Pope ‘If I hadn’t seen such riches, I could live with being poor,’ sang James in their most famous...

Excuses, excuses

Progress deputy editor Conor Pope takes a look at some of the most egregious excuses for Labour’s performance in Copeland and Stoke The byelection results in Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central should not set...

Corbyn’s fragile grip loosens

Compared to past reshuffles, Jeremy Corbyn’s latest shows him at his weakest, writes Progress deputy editor Conor Pope This is the fifth shadow cabinet reshuffle since Jeremy Corbyn became leader just 17 months...

Populism without popularity

While Labour ought to hold Copeland and Stoke, there was very little appetite for Labour’s current direction in either seat, writes Progress deputy editor Conor Pope ‘Well, now I’ve got that off my chest.’ With...

Calling it right

Labour would not ‘be on the right side of history’ if it voted against invoking article 50, argues Progress deputy editor Conor Pope The job of opposition is not to oppose. To say so makes a good tweet, but...

Corbynism: phase two

What are the implications of Jeremy Corbyn’s relaunch as a leftwing Donald Trump? This week will see Jeremy Corbyn ‘relaunch’ as a leftwing, anti-establishment populist, ditching the mainstream...

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