Why aren’t we considering a woman?

Rebecca Simon  |  8 June 2011

The new general secretary could come to epitomise a forward looking, progressive party but why is there no woman in the running, asks Rebecca Simon

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Social justice and sustainability: do we have to choose?

Maria Eagle MP  |  7 June 2011

Shadow secretary of state for transport, Maria Eagle MP, speaks exclusively to Progress on 'Social justice and sustainability: do we have to choose?' as party of the Policy 2020 series and the party's policy review

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What this government doesn’t get

Liam Byrne MP  |  13 May 2011

The Tories misunderstand what responsibility between government and citizen means, says the shadow welfare secretary

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Remembering David Cairns

Richard Angell  |  10 May 2011

Everyone at Progress is saddened and shocked at the untimely passing of our friend and colleague, David Cairns.
His hard work for the people of Inverclyde goes without saying, but his work to pursue a better and more progressive politics for the country as whole is what made him so special. His ability to articulate political feeling and ideas was always engaging and often extremely funny.
As a MP and former government minister he had a massive impact on our politics but we are all sure he had so much more to give. He will be missed by everyone at Progress but it is politics more widely that will now lack his unique insights and the ideas he had to give as the Labour party looks to the future.
Our thoughts are with his partner Dermot, his father John, his brother Billy and all his many friends and family.

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Why are women being hit hardest by pensions reforms?

Seema Malhotra MP  |  4 April 2011

Pensions reform may not be the sexiest of topics in Parliament, but you can be guaranteed that if we live to retirement age it is one area that will directly affect every one of us. Today, the Fabian Women's Network is holding a public debate on the Coalition's pension reforms and their impact on women. Speakers include pensions minister Steve Webb, shadow pensions minister Rachel Reeves, Baroness Patricia Hollis and Michelle Mitchell from Age UK.

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Why Ed should support party funding reform

Peter Watt  |  28 December 2010

Ahead of the upcoming report on the funding of political parties, Peter Watt looks at how changes to the way Labour raises money could bring about a stronger relationship with the trade unions and the public at large

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What does the economic rise of China and India mean for Britain?

Ben Ferrett  |  18 October 2010

The liberalisation of world trade has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and made the world richer, but we must do more to help those who lose out from globalisation.

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The black widow coalition

Alan Middleton  |  18 October 2010

A collapse in Lib Dem support looks likely to help the Conservatives far more than Labour at the next election, says Alan Middleton of the Governance Foundation.

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Changes to public sector pensions could backfire

James Anthony  |  8 October 2010

The finances of public sector pensions are sound and the proposed changes will drive dedicated professionals away.

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Red Wedge: taking the coalition down progressively

Peter Hain  |  26 September 2010

The general election result concealed scale of defeat - Labour must be bold to win in 2015

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