Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

March 2016


Guest-editorial Power behind the throne Ayesha Hazarika introduces this specially guest-edited issue of Progress

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion Osborne’s fantasy budget Britain’s potential must be Labour’s cause, says Rachel Reeves

Opinion Isolated and alone The risk from the European Union referendum to our future is real, argues Pat Glass

Opinion Strong and compassionate Labour is leading for Leeds, writes Judith Blake

Opinion Averagely amazing Of course International Women’s Day still matters, says Jess Phillips

Opinion Women to win Women must be visible in the In campaign, argues Emma Reynolds

The Progressive Spectrum of intimidation Could the return of hard-left political culture to Labour drive women members away?

Opinion Working for women Ellie Gellard, Rosie Corrigan and Sabrina Francis consider how the Labour party could better serve young women Labour activists

Opinion The new economy Frances O’Grady and Claire McCarthy on the place of trade unionism and co-operation in the 21st century economy

Opinion Bradford calling Naz Shah on why she has invited Donald Trump to Bradford Opinion Due respect Labour should vote for ‘no fault divorce’, says Ellie Groves

Commentary The battle against irrelevance Labour’s travails with the media are more deadly than it thinks, warns Gaby Hinsliff

Opinion Business, not pleasure It is time Labour learned the difference between enemies and adversaries, writes Miranda Green


Interview ‘We’re not holding back’ Kezia Dugdale has a plan – and she intends to see it through, the Scottish Labour leader tells Ayesha Hazarika

Why we still need feminism Other parties being appalling does not give Labour the right to be merely bad, argues Emma Burnell

Labour’s deja vu Labour is losing out as older women switch back to the Tories, warns Deborah Mattinson

Time for OWLs to hoot Fiona Mactaggart on older women facing down unfairness

Diversity and the ethnic desert We need to open the door to real diversity, writes Bonnie Greer

‘Westminster didn’t seem for people like me’ Caroline Flint compares notes with Lee Sherriff and Lisa Forbes on being a working-class woman standing for parliament

Does Labour mean business? Three businesswomen from three very different industries give their take on how Labour can engage with them


The Witchfinder General: A Political Odyssey | Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind Miriam O’Reilly enjoys the compelling stories told by two older women Labour peers reflecting on their lives

IWD2016 special authors


Progress director Richard Angell interviews broadcaster, former adviser to Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman and Progress magazine guest-editor Ayesha Hazarika

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Richard Angell

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