Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

December 2014


Editorial The 80 per cent strategy Labour should mobilise the ‘anyone-but-Ukip’ vote to win a majority next year

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion Equality 2044 Labour must shift the centre-ground once again, argues Kat Stark

Opinion Default dad Childcare is a men’s issue too, says Alison McGovern

Opinion A Britain worth fighting for Naushabah Khan on why security and aspiration are two sides of the same coin with southern voters

Letter from … Katrine Marçal reports on the challenges facing Sweden’s new Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven

The Progressive Meeting a historic mission What bores the Conservative party can stir Labour once more

Interview Band aid John Rentoul speaks to chair of Progress John Woodcock about music, the general election and internationalism

Inbox What’s being said on the Progress website

Tanked up Adam Harrison with the latest from the wonk world

Dates for your diary News of forthcoming Progress events

Commentary Labour’s double whammy Labour could face two general elections in 2015, warns Hopi Sen

FordeThought Conspiracy or cock-up? Matt Forde on how to act like a Millbank genius


Cover story Incumbency matters The ‘sophomore surge’ could stymie Labour’s path back to power, warns Peter Kellner

Operation Flight Richard Angell explains Progress’ new campaign to capitalise on the coalition MPs abandoning their seats

Fight or flight Which seats are first-time coalition MPs vacating? Lewis Baston runs through the targets on Operation Flight’s hitless

‘Make it Mari’ Mari Williams on her campaign to take Cardiff North back for Labour

Interview ‘A chance, not a grievance’ We need to talk about globalisation, Pat McFadden tells Richard Angell and Adam Harrison

Democratic deficit There are three lessons Labour should draw from the Democrats’ electoral woes, writes Kirsty McNeill

After Obama Matthew Doyle examines the names in the frame for the next Democratic presidential nomination

The year the BNP died Matthew Goodwin charts the sharp decline of Nick Griffin’s former party


Ready for Hillary? ‘Is Hillary ready?’ is what Robin Renwick is really asking, writes Helen Gibson

The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History Boris Johnson’s biography of Winston Churchill is designed to make the reader draw a parallel between author and subject, finds Fiona Twycross

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Richard Angell

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