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The route to social justice
Labour went into the last general election proposing a ‘cradle to grave’ National Education Service. We investigate what this scheme should actually look like, while also celebrating the NHS’ 70th birthday.
To improve education, we must address inequalities inside and outside schools
People involved in running schools should be at the centre of the education policy debate, writes Ros McMullen.
Oracy: changing the education conversation
Oli de Botton explains a simple, innovative way to improve education.
Interview with Jonathan Ashworth
‘The NHS is in crisis on its 70th anniversary. It will, again, fall to a Labour government to rebuild and restore an NHS there for every family when they need it.’
We interview Jonathan Ashworth – shadow secretary of state for health and social care
Special editorial: The birthday insult
The Tories’ pledge to put more money into the NHS must be seen in the context of their recent spending policies – which have starved the health service for eight years. Our latest editorial explains why we need a serious renewal plan for the NHS.
The government’s post-Brexit economic plan is a free trade fantasy. We argue that the Brexiteer belief in free trade deals is entirely misplaced, and would lead to the downgrading of environmental and consumer standards, while failing to effectively ‘control’ immigration.
Free trade fantasies sustain Brexit. It is time to dismantle these mythical future trade agreements.
A social democrats’ Europe
We must remember that the European single market was created as a social democratic alternative to Thatcherism: enshrining rights, values and protections for workers, writes David Miliband.
Brexit will damage our ability to help poorer nations
Despite what many people believe, the EU offers ample trade opportunities to poorer, non-European nations, writes Progress chair Alison McGovern.
Debunking the Brexit trade myth
Most free trade deals take a long time to negotiate, and usually involve major compromises. They are a bad substitute for membership of the customs union and single market, write Francis Grove-White and Jonathan Lis.
Fully automated luxury social democracy
Technological change cannot be stopped, but its effects can be shaped by political decisions. We consider the advantages – and the challenges – of advances such as automation, artificial intelligence and big data, and ask what role they have in a progressive future.
How artificial intelligence is helping to solve insurmountable problems
Hannah Miller explains how we can harness artificial intelligence for social good.
Automation for the people
In an economy where productivity growth has fallen behind, we should encourage the use of robots, not tax them, argues Chris Yiu
Innovation where it is most needed
Alex Mitchell explains how digital innovation is now spreading across the globe, and is levelling the playing field
Freedom of manoeuvre
Amidst continuing confusion about the Brexit settlement, we make the argument that reforms to freedom of movement will be key if the UK is to stay in the single market.
Richard Angell outlines 10 changes we could make that would work with our values and help to quell public concerns.
On immigration, we need to cut off the options that allow our opponents to disguise their prejudices as caring about inequality
We must stand up for migrants – the current conversation on integration works for nobody, argues Henna Shah
Ignoring immigration and championing the gig economy has left low‑paid workers disillusioned and desperate, finds James Bloodworth
Breaking the deadlock
We have learned that the way to prevent populists from exploiting anxiety about immigration is not to ignore people’s concerns, but to acknowledge and deal with them, writes Harvey Redgrave