Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

February 2015


Editorial Aspiration is the key Labour’s economic policies must tie in to a wider story about the future    

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village    

Opinion Leading from the front Claire Kober argues that local Labour shows the way          

Opinion The wisdom to try Globalisation poses an existential question for Labour, writes Stuart Hudson

Opinion Share the wealth Adam Harrison believes it’s time to talk assets

Opinion The new insurgents A boy from Arden done good is the SNP’s worst nightmare, suggests Kirsty O’Brien

Letter from … Marcus Roberts finds that the leftwing alliance in Israel might deprive Netanyahu of a third term

The Progressive Foe, not friend The Green party plays no part in Labour’s progressive politics

Interview Strong words, softly spoken Richard Angell and Adam Harrison speak to Usdaw’s John Hannett about low pay and party politics

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 Littered with irony Nigel Farage is presiding over the Europeanisation of British politics, argues Robert Philpot

FordeThought The poorest of all time Matt Forde looks forward to the most boring election on record


Editorial Think differently about the state

Introduction People, not institutions

Liz Kendall and Steve Reed interview …

Josh MacAlister ‘Change or get out of the way’  

Jayne Moules ‘You need to know when to let go’

Jim McMahon ‘I would have been angry too’

Hilary Cottam ‘So basic, but it never happens’

Gill Ruecroft and Sarahlee Richards ‘It’s a partnership between clinician and service user’

Conclusion Let it go: Politicians can no longer pretend we can fix everything from the centre


Cover story Baying for Brexit Roger Liddle’s new book charts the return of the Conservative Euroscepticism that was just biding its time

Operation Flight landing card Progress volunteers started 4,526 conversations for Labour candidates in the nine seats coalition MPs are giving up on


Back to the Future of Socialism In his new book Peter Hain aligns himself with Anthony Crosland, finds Patrick Diamond

Brexit: How Britain Will Leave Europe Sally Prentice reviews Denis MacShane’s analysis of the ‘tentacles of Euroscepticism’

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Stuart Macnaughtan

is editorial and social media officer at Progress.

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