Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

February 2016


Editorial Time to stop blaming the media Labour needs to ask itself deeper questions

Opinion The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion Beyond Beckett Without grasping why voters abandoned it, Labour cannot win them back, warns Deborah Mattinson

Opinion – Make or break Social care is in crisis, writes Heidi Alexander

Opinion – No gestures Passing illegal budgets would set Labour back, argues Lib Peck

Opinion – Responsible capitalism Stephen Kinnock, David Coats, Christabel Cooper and Adam Lent continue the debate about Labour, business and the economy

The Progressive Margin of error Despite the events of 2015, Labour ignores the polls at its peril

Opinion Talent attracts talent We must accept responsibility for the future, writes Joe Goldberg

Commentary Smell the coffee Labour is still in need of a proper postmortem, argues Paul Richards

Tanked up Adam Harrison with the latest from the wonk world

The debate Time for a citizen’s income? Anthony Painter and Karen Buck debate the merits of a basic income for all

Letter from … David Cameron is finding that European goodwill towards the United Kingdom is not a bottomless well, reports Clare Moody from Brussels

Letter from … The reality of the EU referendum is yet to hit home in Washington DC, says Claire O’Connor

EU Referendum Special

I  A message from Alan Johnson Progressives must join the fight to keep Britain in Europe, writes the chair of Labour In for Britain

II How (not) to talk about Europe Sunder Katwala considers the role Labour can play in the referendum

III Why Labour is ‘In’ Glenis Willmott presents the Labour case for staying in the European Union

IV Europe for the doorstep Kevin Peel presents his tips for campaigning in the European referendum


Interview – ‘London’s shop steward’ The soon‑to-be mayor of London Sadiq Khan talks to Richard Angell and Adam Harrison, and he is hungry for new powers

New year blues The first month of the year was bad for Labour but for the country was made worse by the Tories, argues Mary Creagh

Comeback Hill Hillary Clinton may yet show that precedents are there to be broken, writes Robert Philpot

At the grassroots Alison McGovern, Jonathan Ashworth and Rachel Reeves round off Progress’ grassroots listening tour on the future of Labour’s centre-left


Comrade Corbyn – A Very Unlikely Coup: How Jeremy Corbyn Stormed to the Labour Leadership Emma Burnell wonders if the hardest lesson for Jeremy Corbyn is yet to come

Hillary Rising: The Politics, Persona and Policies of a New American Dynasty While we wait to find out if Hillary Clinton will make it to the White House, Sue Macmillan recommends this read

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Adam Harrison

is a councillor in the London borough of Camden

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