Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

June 2014


Editorial Hard truths Toughening Labour’s line on immigration and Europe is a moral and political dead-end for the party

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion Why Labour needs a 2030 vision To win in 2015 we have to widen our horizons, argues Chuka Umunna

Opinion Back to the brink Securing redress and justice for victims of the Troubles needs a new approach, says Peter Hain

Letter from … Tamsin Lloyd reports from Australia on why her experience of a primary election turned her into an enthusiast

The Progressive In place of fear Hope and credible policies win elections

Opinion Loyalty first John Woodcock outlines some election-year realities

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 Progress’ north-west conference

After the celebrations If Labour wins next year it will face huge challenges, suggests Hopi Sen

FordeThought Campaign staples Knowing the date has not taken all the fun out of the general election, according to Matt Forde


Interview ‘Farage is deeply unpatriotic’ Politics has to be about more than wringing one’s hands, Stella Creasy tells Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison

Cover story After the deluge Ukip’s victories in last month’s elections have changed the political landscape, writes Lewis Baston

Reality check The local and European elections do not suggest Labour is on course to win the general election, argues Peter Kellner

Ukip’s shadow politics Nigel Farage will lose when mainstream parties level with the public, believes Anthony Painter

Labour’s challenge: to win a mandate for change Owen Jones and Philip Collins offer their prescriptions for a victory in 2015


Race Plan: An Authentic Liberal Plan to Get Britain Fit for ‘The Global Race’ Alex Glennie is not wholly convinced by Jeremy Browne’s plan for victory

Hard Times: The Divisive Toll of the Economic Slump A new book urges policymakers to pause and listen in the wake of the recession, finds Stephen Beer


Mandate for change

This year’s Progress annual conference launches a series
of events on winning a mandate for change in 2015.

In this month’s magazine, Philip Collins and Owen Jones
kick off the debate about the next 12 months on page 22.

And don’t forget to check out the line-up for Progress’
north-west conference on 21 June on page 11 or online at

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Adam Harrison

is a councillor in the London borough of Camden

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