Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

November 2016


Editorial Permission politics It is time to think less ‘centre-ground’ and more ‘permission politics’

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Opinion Reason to be cheerful Conference in Liverpool was a success for moderates, reports Richard Angell

Opinion Start where the people are Identity, constitutional and ‘bread-and-butter’ issues all matter, writes Jackie Baillie

BrexitWatch Not ‘the MSM’ Matt Kelly on why The New European popped up, and stayed up

Opinion By us, for us Co-operators are leading a local revolution, reports Nick Crofts

Opinion The Attlee legacy Labour’s stance on Trident is clear, again, writes Jamie Reed

Opinion Making matters worse Hard‑won gains to improve rape conviction rates are under threat, warns Sally Keeble

The Progressive Rage against the machine The battle to come inside the Labour party is not the usual bureaucratic bust-up

The debate Movement politics Should Labour back restrictions on freedom of movement? Renie Anjeh and Ellie Groves consider the options

Opinion Making it work Party unity is a consequence, not a condition, of leadership, argues Mary Wimbury

Letter from … Donald Trump is making life hard for down-ticket Republicans, reports Charlie Samuda from New Hampshire

Commentary Don’t accept this new, ‘new normal’ Labour’s six-year slide damages not just the party but the country, writes Adam Harrison


Interview ‘Don’t leave’ Now more than ever, Labour needs its members to get stuck in, Neil Kinnock tells Richard Angell and Adam Harrison

Cover story Crowded ground The main political parties are battling for the mantle of backward-looking politics, writes Robert Philpot

Spaghetti Brexit Centre-ground politics will appear a quaint notion from inside the labyrinth of EU exit, warns Philip Collins

Centre forward What does the centre-ground look like in a Brexit era? Gisela Stuart and Atul Hatwal survey the landscape

Mountain to climb Jade Azim describes the five steps the Labour leadership must now take

Repeal risks Brexit should bring urgency to finding new models of employment relations, writes Nita Clarke


The Brexit Club: The Inside Story of the Leave Campaign’s Shock Victory Owen Bennett’s new book won’t deepen your understanding of British Euroscepticism, but it is wonderfully gossipy, writes Melanie Onn

Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics The clever, original format of Ed Balls’ memoir is a real success, finds Roger Liddle

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