Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

November/December 2005


Editorial The right to rule Electoral reform is the only way to ensure New Labour’s achievements outlast its time in office

On the radar No left turn Progress scans the political landscape

Coalition of the unwilling Denis MacShane surveys the outcome of the German general election

Only connect How does Labour win back traditional supporters who abandoned it in May, asks Liam Byrne

Love thy neighbourhoods Britain is becoming more divided on race and religion, argues Trevor Phillips

Conference call Anne Snelgrove believes that Labour’s renewal in power must begin with the renewal of party conference

Spin dry Direct communication between government and the citizen is the way forward, says Tim Allan

Pilgrim Spot the difference The Tories think David Cameron is their Tony Blair. The real comparison is rather more frightening


Westminster watch Terror tantrum

Tanked up Season’s meetings

International Sarah Schaefer examines the state of the left in France

Any questions Kitty Ussher MP

We are the change makers The party must reform, Tony Blair tells Progress’ annual conference


Cover story The state they’re in Anti-Zionists on the British left are in danger of stoking anti-semitism, believe Jane Ashworth and David Hirsh

Cover story Shaloming it New opportunities for peace and the Israeli Labour party are opening up. Rising star, Guy Spigelman, tells Mark Day why

Handbags at dawn Ben Leapman investigates how Labour will take on the Tory challengers

Spinning around Writing a first novel costs more sleep – but fewer friends – than publishing a diary, discovers former Labour spin doctor Lance Price

Righting history Dianne Hayter looks back to 1981, and a forgotten period in the party’s history, to examine the origins of New Labour

A civil act While civil partnership represents a milestone for gay rights, Britain is still a long way from full equality, believes Chris Smith

Reviews Oona King reflects on being a new suffragette, Patrick Diamond examines the US conservatives and Wes Streeting reviews the spin doctor’s novel

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Richard Angell

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