Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

December 2013


Get the party debate started The process of party reform is crucial in order for change to win legitimacy

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion Under fire Bruce Hawker recounts how the media turned against Labor in Australia
Opinion A quiet schools revolution The number of cooperative schools is growing rapidly, reports Meg Munn

Opinion Do what you believe What Hugh Gaitskell did not do is instructive, writes Stephen Bush

Opinion Forgotten, but not gone Inaction is intervention by another name, argues James Bloodworth
Letter from … Patrick Diamond on how Australian Labor can move on from the Gillard-Rudd era

The Progressive Ed’s big year 2014 will decide the outcome of the next general election

Opinion Policy on probation Ideology is driving probation reform, warns Paul Goggins
Opinion Let the people of Falkirk decide John Mann makes the case for holding an open primary in the troubled seat

Inbox What’s being said on the Progress website

Tanked up Adam Harrison with the latest from the wonk world
Dates for your diary Third Place First conference 2014 No ‘no-go’ areas in the campaign for a Labour majority

Commentary Be prepared Labour needs to get ahead of the economic argument, warns Jonathan Todd

FordeThought Christmas gifts Matt Forde looks forward to the festive delights of the CLP fundraiser


‘The 35 per cent strategy is a myth’ Labour is targeting Tory voters and should not be thinking about a coalition after 2015, Michael Dugher tells Robert Philpot and Richard Angell

Special report Meet the swing voters Deborah Mattinson and Zoe Tyndall reveal research for Progress on what swing voters in four ‘Frontline 40’ seats want to see from Labour

On the frontline: the four seats we visited Lewis Baston examines the political landscape in the four seats our workshops visited

Thinking small Does voters’ distrust of politics provide an opportunity, asks Hopi Sen


The Irish Diaries 1994-2003 Peter Hain enjoys the texture Alastair Campbell’s diaries add to the story of the struggle for peace in Northern Ireland
The Best of Britain’s Political Cartoons 2013 Paul Richards laments what passes for satire in contemporary British political cartoons

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Adam Harrison

is a councillor in the London borough of Camden

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