Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

November/December 2001


Comment Debating the future A more inclusive policy-making process will benefit party members and the government

Cover stories

Building a better world We must tackle the conditions that breed terrorism, argues Clare Short

The world after 11 September Mark Leonard says Britain must marry its domestic values and its global actions

Testing times Despite the war on terrorism, the government’s domestic agenda continues apace, says Andrew Smith


Patricia Hewitt Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt talks to Progress about 11 September, the euro and modernising public services

Firm but fair David Blunkett outlines his changes to the asylum system

Have we got it right this time? Bill Morris and Gwyn Prosser respond to the Home Secretary’s asylum reforms

A parliament for the future Lord Williams defends the government’s second stage of House of Lords reform

Labour’s democratic deficit Damien Welfare calls for a wholly or substantially elected upper house

Higher aspirations We need more graduates without lower standards, argues Margaret Hodge

Only cash opens doors Claire Kober on why expanding higher education requires more investment

Delivering equality Barbara Roche outlines the government’s equality agenda

Partners need protection Jane Griffiths calls for legal rights for unmarried couples

Inside Labour

Lib Dems: friend or foe? Tom Watson and Neal Lawson debate Labour’s future relations with the Liberal Democrats

Capital challenge Meg Hillier previews next year’s local government elections in London

Enhancing dialogue Charles Clarke outlines his vision for the next stage of Partnership in Power

Learning from experience NPF members Laura Shepherd-Robinson, Daniel Zeichner and Willie Sullivan on the lessons of Partnership in Power

A happy union? In our regular focus group series, Progress talks to trade unionists about Labour’s first term and the link between the party and the union movement

Policy forum

Never too young Paying young people the minimum wage won’t hurt their job prospects, says Bill Connor

Wrong direction John Cryer finds reason for alarm in the government’s education white paper

After Railtrack A not-for-profit company is the way forward for our railways, says Tony Grayling

If I were…Europe Minister Simon Buckby sets out his programme as Europe Minister

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Richard Angell

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