Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

October 2012


Editorial Three challenges for Labour Having laid the foundations for recovery, Labour must soon set about building a platform for victory

The Progressive Out of the seminar and into suburbia Ed Miliband has to start planning for what a Labour government in impecunious times would actually do

Opinion A new deal for teachers The quest to transform education is not yet over, argues Andrew Adonis

Opinion The union question The new TUC general-secretary needs to make unions truly relevant once again, believes Denis MacShane

Letter from … The return of the political centre René Cuperus on the dramatic comeback of the Dutch Labour party in last month’s general election

Inbox What’s being said on the Progress website

Commentary Stuck in the middle Barack Obama has put the plight of the ‘squeezed middle’ at the heart of his re-election campaign, finds Robert Philpot

Opinion The power of incumbency The US elections offer opportunities and a warning, says Douglas Alexander

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Tanked up Adam Harrison with the latest from the wonk world


Cover story All out to win A combative Harriet Harman tells Robert Philpot and Richard Angell she wants to beat, not work with, the Liberal Democrats

Marginal difference Would Labour gain more by targeting Liberal Democrat or Tory voters? A new study by Lewis Baston sifts the evidence

Path to power The next election may be like no other in recent decades. Peter Kellner outlines how Labour can win it

Going south Britain as a whole is becoming more like the south. Labour needs to understand the challenge this presents to it, argues Caroline Flint

Defenders of the taxpayer’s pound Labour needs to do more to restore its reputation for economic competence, says Margaret Hodge

A family affair New Labour and blue Labour have much to learn from each other, argues James Purnell

The strange death and rebirth of blue Labour Near-fatally wounded last year, blue Labour is back at the heart of the party’s debate. Richard Darlington talks to its key players

A natural hero Luke Akehurst on the lessons Hugh Gaitksell’s career offers to today’s Labour moderates


Ben Bradshaw finds timely warnings in David Owen’s vision of Europe and an account of David Steel’s attempt to realign the centre-left


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