Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

October 2008


Editorial Accountability Brown Responsibility should be the theme of the leader’s speech

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Give me shelter Both government and banks should play their part in supporting the housing market, says Rachel Reeves

Anti-business trip The case for a windfall tax has not been made, argues Luke Akehurst

Penalty power Residents should have a direct say in how revenue from parking penalties is spent, believes Theo Blackwell

Neighbourhood watch Richard Angell calls for a Labour party vice-chair to champion community involvement

Method not motive Labour must focus on the ‘how’ and not the ‘why’ in attacking the Tories, says Matt Cooke

Going global The education system must do more to prepare children for a fast-changing world, says Hetan Shah


Westminster watch Cameron’s comedy Our Westminster insider finds the Tory leader taking inspiration from some unlikely sources


Cover story Reviving Labour Eleven backbenchers set out their agenda for change

Unite and rule Labour needs to rediscover the virtues of unity if it wants to win the next election, Jack Straw tells Robert Philpot and Ed Thornton

Recovery position History suggests that the government’s current difficulties do not make defeat at the next election inevitable, says Lewis Baston

Means untested The Conservatives claim to have progressive goals but are confused about how to achieve them, argues Rachel Reeves

Rewind replay Will this year’s presidential election repeat the pattern of the last two, asks Will Straw


Candid Cameron? Tim Allan finds an old-fashioned Tory beneath the marketing spin in Dylan Jones’ sycophantic new book

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