Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

July 2010


Editorial London calling Labour must choose a mayoral candidate with broad appeal who is focused on the future, not the past

Opinion New settlement Steve Reed outlines how Lambeth council’s cooperative model is giving citizens more control

Opinion Golden opportunity Labour’s cooperative ideas need to run right through its policy programme, argues Michael Stephenson

Opinion Conservatory vote Labour lost the election because it failed to win over aspirational voters, says Siobhain McDonagh

Opinion Managing movement Migration from the EU benefits Britain – but more must be done to deal with the pressures it creates, says Caroline Flint

Opinion Camera on Dan Sabbagh explains why television debates should be at the heart of the Labour leadership contest

Opinion The axe factor Rick Muir questions the wisdom of asking the public to vote on cuts

Tanked up Ed Thornton with the latest from wonk world

Inbox What’s being said on the Progress website

The Insider Another dispatch from the Westminster village


Cover story King maker London mayoral hopeful Oona King tells Richard Angell and Ed Thornton how she would wrest City hall from Boris’ hands

‘We need to change our style of politics’ Ed Miliband talks to Ed Thornton and Adam Harrison about his campaign for the Labour leadership

Movement politics Labour leadership contenders see the party building a movement for change. But have they got it the wrong way around, asks Anthony Painter

Citizen action Tom Brooks-Pollock visits London Citizens to find out what Labour can learn from grassroots community organising

Progressive deficit Nick Clegg’s deal with the Tories is bad news for the Liberal Democrats. Phil Taylor outlines how Labour can drive a red wedge into the coalition


The egos have landed Alastair Campbell’s former deputy, Lance Price, reviews his ex-boss’ unexpurgated diaries

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Richard Angell

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