Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

July 2014


Childcare choices Labour is right to aspire to Scandinavian-style childcare services. Now it needs to give greater thought as to how to pay for them

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion A fairer deal for workers Exploitation, not immigration, is the problem, believes Frances O’Grady

Achieving ‘zero hunger’ We must avoid a poverty of ambition on foodbanks, says Fiona Twycross

Opinion Fantasy politics London’s election results offer Labour false hope, suggests Martin Phillips

Opinion Missed opportunity Richard Angell on what this month’s National Policy Forum might have been

Letter from … Hilik Bar reports on the Israeli Labor party’s hopes of regaining power

The Progressive Books for the beach What Labour MPs should be reading this summer

Defence by default Cuts must not drive defence policy, argues Stephen Beer

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 Progress’ Philip Gould Lecture delivered by Tony Blair

Building inclusive capitalism Labour’s lack of support from business figures will hinder its aspirations, suggests Jonathan Todd

Opinion Tales of Tower Hamlets Tom Sleigh reports on what he witnessed on polling day


Cover story Present at the creation Twenty years after Tony Blair’s election as party leader, Peter Mandelson tells Robert Philpot and Richard Angell why winning the centre-ground is more important than ever
Summer of ‘94 The birth of New Labour was an electrifying ride into the future, recalls Paul Richards

How New Labour built one nation Labour needs to remember its considerable achievements in power, believes Giles Radice

State of the left Reformist social democrats offer a glimmer of hope for the left in Europe, writes Michael McTernan

‘I have a political argument to win’ Lucy Powell has big ambitions for Labour’s childcare policy, find Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison

Reconditioning Britain How can we build a good society when the public finances are so constrained, asks Kayte Lawton

Blues sky thinking It is the stuff of nightmares for Labour, but what if David Cameron wins next May? Hopi Sen assesses the Tories’ plans

March of the modernisers Has Conservative modernisation stalled? Patrick Diamond and Ryan Shorthouse go head to head

Taking on the Tories Gisela Stuart reveals seven steps to electoral success


Hard Choices Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir about her time as secretary of state leaves Matthew Doyle wanting more

The Too Difficult Box: The Big Issues Politicians Can’t Crack Charles Clarke’s compilation fails to provide answers as to why some issues are too hot to handle

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Adam Harrison

is a councillor in the London borough of Camden

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