Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

March/April 2004


Tanked up Walk the wonk

Ask the Minister Hazel Blears

From Baghdad to Blackburn Will Higham interviews Jack Straw

Westminster watch Go selecta


Exporting democracy We must be vigorously internationalist, argues Eric Joyce

Strong medicine Gisela Stuart is a friendly critic of the EU constitution

Swastika chic The left is not immune from anti-semitism, says Jennifer Gerber

Destructive opposition It’s time to stop the party within a party, argues Keith Barron

Our contract with society Frank Field thinks appeasement will never win the war against antisocial behaviour

The money programme A publicly funded BBC ensures quality and access, says James Purnell

Go with the flow Progressive migration policies need not be ballot box poison, says Nick Pearce

Comment A bold future Progress urges Labour to think big and offers ideas for the next manifesto

Public service choice

The whole world in our hands People making choices strengthens public services, argues Alan Milburn

Tough choices Tomorrow’s world will squeeze our public services, says Mike Emmerich

Co-payment Sunder Katwala sees a limit to general taxation

Public trust Delivery has to be seen to be delivered, say Deborah Mattinson and Graeme Trayner

Health The public must play their part in public health, suggests Andy Burnham

Early years Invest in children early, argues Philip Collins

Education A third term must complete reforms, says Conor Ryan

Policing Matthew Pike says it takes a community to fight crime

Transport There is a long way to go on transport, says Tony Grayling

International Matt Browne examines the wider picture

National service Oliver Pauley suggests an innovative approach


Honest John Brian Brivati praises John Smith’s political legacy

Fear and loathing The Mail and Express aim to remove all faith in progress, argues Will Higham


On your marks Paul Richards offers campaign tips for this June’s elections

All politics is local Katie Moore surveys the local election battlegrounds

Life begins at fifty-fifty The US elections are too close to call, says Robert Philpot

Death of a scream David Tinline reports the lessons of Howard Dean’s failure and his successes

Pilgrim How much is that dogma? Pilgrim peers behind the red flag in Wales

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Richard Angell

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