Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

July 2013


On the path to credibility Speeches by Ed Miliband and Ed Balls last month may mark a turning point in Labour’s journey to power

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion Rational and radical Stephen Twigg’s plans for schools are the right ones, argues John Blake

Opinion Whitewash in Whitehall The next Labour government will need to reform Whitehall, says Greg Rosen

Opinion The ‘nothing for something’ society We should defend universal benefits, suggests Peter Hain

Opinion Winning the argument Labour has a tightrope to walk on welfare, warns Debbie Abrahams

Letter from … Richard Angell reports on campaigning down under

The Progressive Which nation? An English Labour party is an inevitability

Opinion Diverse solutions Political apprenticeships need to be open to all, believes Kirsty McNeill

FordeThought Very public affairs Lobbying is more dull than dodgy, recalls Matt Forde

Inbox What’s being said on the Progress website

Tanked up Adam Harrison with the latest from the wonk world

Commentary Labour’s European third way A referendum is inevitable. Jonathan Todd sets out how pro-Europeans can win it

Opinion Why I’m against a referendum Peter Kellner imagines the case Ed Miliband could put to his party


Cover story
Northern blues David Skelton thinks he can revive the Tories’ fortunes in the north. Hopi Sen assesses his chances

Fortress Labour? How different really are the politics of the north, asks Paul Brant

Out of friends in the north The tide of history is against Tories hoping to rebuild in the north, says Lewis Baston

How Worcester woman became Aldi mum Mondeo man and Worcester woman dominated political talk in the 1990s. Who are today’s equivalents, asks Caroline Flint

Interview Academy rewards Following a major speech last month, Stephen Twigg outlines his vision for Britain’s schools to Adam Harrison

Ready to reform Labour must rediscover a zeal for public service reform, argues Sonia Sodha

Should I stay or should I go? Thirty years ago Labour suffered its worst electoral defeat since 1918 after a rancorous split. John Spellar is proud he stuck with the party, while Polly Toynbee believes she had no choice but to leave


The Socialist Way: Social Democracy in Contemporary Britain
Steve Reed is unimpressed by the bias towards centralism and the big state in Roy Hattersley’s new collection of essays | Turning To Face the East Adam Tyndall finds Liam Byrne offering a compelling, optimistic vision for Britain in the ‘Pacific century’

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Adam Harrison

is a councillor in the London borough of Camden

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