Editorial A tale of two bills On health, Labour has opposed well but is yet to present an alternative. The inverse is true on welfare
Progress news Introducing some old hands and new faces on the Progress website
Opinion Too good to turn down An elected mayor will bring new powers and resources to boost Liverpool’s fortunes, writes Joe Anderson
Opinion Budgeting for failure The government has fallen short on nearly all economic measures but its budget is unlikely to remedy this, finds Shamik Das
Opinion Labour needs an alternative The health bill is distracting both government and opposition from the massive challenges the NHS faces, says Neil Churchill
The Big Idea Sparking children’s imagination We should extend to the children of armed forces personnel a scheme which helps under-fives build their own collection of books, writes John Healey
The Progressive A budget to kill for Is Labour prepared for another highly political budget from George Osborne?
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Commentary Parents and patients first Labour should remember who public services are for and champion their cause, writes Peter Watt
Opinion Time to serve National community service could become a genuine exemplar of the ‘big society’, argues Robert Williams
The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village
Tanked up Adam Harrison with the latest from the wonk world
Dates for your diary Information on Progress’ new centre-ground events
Cover story Great expectations Elected to parliament a year ago, Progress vice-chair Dan Jarvis is one of Labour’s rising stars. He talks to Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison about his time in Afghanistan and the tough fight ahead for the party
Doing something Only an active welfare state can tackle the scourge of youth unemployment, argues James Purnell
Living on the edge A generation of twentysomethings are joining the ‘squeezed middle’. But many are unaware how precarious their situation is, argue Richard Darlington and Laura Bradley
For the many, not the few New rules, not protectionism, is the answer to the challenge of globalisation, argues Will Straw
Unfinished revolution Barack Obama’s mandate in 2008 was misunderstood by many liberals. Can a new populist message save his bid for re-election, asks Robert Philpot
Seeking the new centre-ground Progress recently gave Labour activists the chance to win a bursary place to attend our forthcoming political weekend. We publish here the offerings of three of the winners
Doing Politics John Denham admires Tony Wright’s willingness to speak truth to power
The Happy Depressive Alastair Campbell’s account of ‘Britain’s biggest social problem’ shows there is nothing abnormal in falling prey to mental illness
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