Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

March 2014


Editorial The federalisers’ moment Ed Miliband’s plans to reform the state are right but he needs to go further and faster

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion Time to check the foundations Foundation hospitals are failing to fulfil their original promise, says Ed Mayo

Opinion Voting with their feet Fewer Labour members participate in longer parliamentary selections, finds Felicity Slater

Opinion Lessons from history Incremental reforms to government are most likely to succeed, suggests Patrick Diamond

Opinion The party for women? Labour must not get smug about its record, believes Estelle Hart

Letter from … Juan Rodríguez Teruel reports on Spain’s Socialist party primary

The Progressive The rise of the demagogues How the media promotes Nigel Farage and George Galloway

Opinion Bigger than Clause IV ‘People power’ requires a strategy for reform, argues Ben Lucas

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 forthcoming Campaign for a Labour Majority events

Commentary Rage against the machine The Collins reforms are welcome but machine politics may yet strike back, says Robert Philpot

Opinion History in the making Collins helps make Labour fit for the 21st century, argues Stephen Twigg


Cover story Littler England Six months ago, parliament rejected military intervention in Syria. It simply made the situation worse, says James Bloodworth

Interview ‘I’m not going to let them off the hook’ As he prepares to respond to this month’s budget, Ed Balls is in a fighting mood, find Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison

Credibility deficit Ed Balls has chosen to take a different approach to spending to that adopted by Labour prior to 1997. He is right to do so, says Jonathan Todd

On Labour’s tail Just how much of a threat does Ukip pose? Lewis Baston sifts the data and warns Labour not to ignore its vulnerabilities

How does Labour win a majority? Labour risks falling short next May, agree Atul Hatwal and Marcus Roberts. Here they present their solutions

Monsieur Extraordinaire Portrayed as a directionless muddler in the British press, François Hollande has achieved more in two years than he is given credit for, say Roger Liddle and Renaud Thillaye


The Europe Dilemma: Britain and the Challenges of EU Integration Sally Gimson is conflicted by Roger Liddle’s evangelism for Europe

The Inclusion Imperative: How Real Inclusion Creates Better Business and Builds Better Societies Angela Mason enjoys Stephen Frost’s account of what London 2012 teaches us about diversity

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Adam Harrison

is a councillor in the London borough of Camden

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