Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

April 2017


Editorial Celebrating success There is no going back to New Labour, only going forward with its ‘attitude of mind’

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion Twice in a generation Scotland’s non-nationalists approach a second referendum as a majority without a movement, writes Stephen Daisley

Opinion State of emergency Cuts to services are endangering those who protect us, says Holly Lynch

BrexitWatch Who is in control? Theresa May has limited her hard Brexit options explains Roger Liddle

Opinion Machine politics A ‘robot tax’ would deter businesses from much-needed investment in technology, argues Claire McCarthy

Letter from … Rome December’s referendum has triggered a leadership contest in Italy’s Democratic party, explains Lia Quartapelle

The Progressive No deal ‘Lending’ nominations caused Labour’s problems and will not solve them

Opinion Do not hold your breath Corbyn’s Labour has dragged its feet on real action to combat the party’s antisemitism problem, writes Richard Angell

Commentary Missed opportunity Philip Hammond missed the chance to change course with his post-Brexit budget, says Seema Malhotra

Tanked Up Ben Dilks with the latest from the wonk world

Opinion A difficult balancing act Two‑thirds of Usdaw members are covered by agreements which improve the rights of parents and carers, writes John Hannett

Opinion Stormy times Unionists have lost their Stormont majority for the first time as uncertainty grows, writes Adrianne Peltz

Opinion The Portillo moment The defining image of the 1997 election night should give us ambition, says Stephen Twigg

Opinion A record to be proud of Labour in office transformed this country socially, economically and politically


Cover story ‘We’ve got to make them fear us’ Labour only ever wins when it is at the cutting edge of modernity, Tony Blair tells Ruth Smeeth and Wes Streeting

Where did it all go right? Peter Mandelson and Spencer Livermore exchange reflections on 20 years of running Labour’s election campaigns

What has changed? Stella Creasy asks how the policy challenges of 1997 compare with the ones we face today

Things got better Rosie Corrigan, Gurjinder Dhaliwal and Dan Callaghan reflect on their experiences of growing up under a Labour government

Parallel classrooms English education reinforces social segregation – but it does not have to, writes Ralph Scott

Looking for somewhere Britain’s new divide is not about a rejection of liberalism, writes Allen Simpson


Limehouse Matthew Doyle is (mostly) impressed by Steve Waters’ compelling drama

The Road to Somewhere Nick Garland says that David Goodhart undermines his own persuasive analysis of our cultural divide

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