Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

November 2013


Editorial The limits of populism Populist messages only succeed when combined with an agenda to reform the state and its institutions

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion The ‘big six’ have too much power The energy companies act as an unofficial cartel, argues Brian Wilson

Opinion The future’s European Labour must understand the way Europe is heading, writes Anthony Giddens
Opinion All in it together? Jacqui Smith on what Labour can learn from the coalition

Opinion How the unions saved Labour Neil Kinnock did not do it alone, writes Dianne Hayter

Letter from … The new Albanian government deserves our support, says Alastair Campbell

The Progressive Left out Like its far-left cousins, Left Unity will fail at the ballot box

Opinion Britain’s capital punishment Tim Hames on why the UK resembles a developing nation
Opinion No comparison Miliband’s party reforms differ from Clause IV, argues Ann Black

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 Repeat after me Will a touch of populism bring either party victory in 2015, asks Steve Van Riel

FordeThought Better than this Matt Forde felt like a fish out of conference water in Brighton


‘Take a leaf out of the Tories’ book’ Former Labour MP and diarist Chris Mullin talks to Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison about the lessons of New Labour’s rise and fall

Cover story Stuck in the middle With exclusive polling for Progress, Peter Kellner explores what ‘squeezed middle’ voters want to see from Labour

Survival skills The middle class is changing. Labour’s vision of the state must change with it, writes Jonathan Todd

The forgotten middle class Alan Milburn outlines an agenda to tackle the plight of the middle class and expand its numbers

Prime time Marcus Roberts investigates how a primary for Labour’s London mayoral nomination might work
French lessons Axelle Lemaire recounts the success of the French Socialist party’s primaries

Target Ed Ed Miliband is not the first progressive politician to be smeared by his opponents, warns Hopi Sen


Shirley Williams: The Biography Giles Radice enjoys a biography of an ‘intensely human’ politician
Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin Peter Watt believes the Labour party is yet to understand the distortions of Gordon Brown’s ambitions

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Adam Harrison

is a councillor in the London borough of Camden

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