Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

May/June 2006


Editorial Stand our ground The local elections show why Labour must hold its nerve in the face of Cameron’s pseudo-centrism

On the radar Lady lover Progress scans the political landscape

Stating the obvious Norman Geras on the Euston Manifesto

Friends in need Back from Iraq, Gary Kent finds trade unions could hold the country together

Listen and learn Public consultation is key to renewal, says Liam Byrne

The crown and gown Why do British academics play so little role in policymaking, asks Mike Dixon

Claiming the credit Labour needs to make the case for its economic management, says Michael Dugher

Pilgrim Home boy An influential Tory blogger is seeking to import the online tactics of US conservatives


Tanked up Poverty of aspiration

Opposition benches A case of the crunchies

Westminster watch Negative vibes

International Lacking conviction

Any questions Polly Toynbee

Local election special

‘We were losing New Labour voters’ Labour must continue to embrace change, Tony Blair tells Robert Philpot and Jennifer Gerber

Life after 40 David Cameron’s local election success shows the Tories are back in business, warns Roger Mortimore

White fright The white working class weren’t to blame for the BNP’s election gains, argues Catherine Fieschi

Doorstep democracy Despite the media’s coverage, local factors played heavily in May’s elections, finds Chris Leslie

Stand and deliver We need more women in our town halls, says Meg Munn


Cover story Coming of age With a rapidly ageing population, the outcome of future elections could hinge on the decisions of older voters, says Scott Davidson

Let the Sunny shine Kenneth O Morgan assesses Jim Callaghan’s legacy 30 years after he came to office

Divided they fall Can Romano Prodi hold his new government together, asks Martin Bull

Mind the gap Mental health is the missing link in Labour’s account of social justice, argues Jennifer Rankin

Reviews Stephen Twigg enjoys an assessment of modern Iran, Chris Bryant is a convert to God’s politics, and Peter Kyle uncovers a literary clanger

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Richard Angell

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