Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

September 2012


Editorial Midterm blues Labour will capitalise on the coalition’s troubles only if it builds a broad coalition of voters

The Progressive High noon in Corby The Tories are blundering and, so far, Labour has not put a foot wrong. Welcome to the Corby by-election

Opinion Lessons of the Gove years The education secretary is not the great reformer he claims to be, argues John Blake

Opinion Green Labour at the crossroads Labour can draw on its past to build a truly green future economy, say Daniel Stevens and Tristan Stubbs

The Big Idea Time for affirmative action We should look to Texas to balance equity and access to higher education in the future, writes Mike Ion

Inbox What’s being said on the Progress website

Opinion The new usurers Legal loan sharks are clever, modern, and should be tightly regulated, suggests Parry Mitchell

Commentary Beyond voter ID Traditional campaigning techniques have run their course. We need to try something new, argues Peter Watt

Opinion A spectacular own goal The government should U-turn and remove international students from the immigration cap, believes Paul Blomfield

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Tanked up Adam Harrison with the latest from the wonk world

Dates for your diary Information on Progress events at Labour party conference

Progress news All the latest on the elections to the Progress strategy board


Cover story Things fall apart Could David Cameron opt to go it alone with a blue-collar, populist agenda, asks Anthony Painter

Prepare for the punches How might the Tories lift themselves from their current doldrums? Hopi Sen previews the coming assault on Labour

Moving on The ‘devolution agenda’ sits at the heart of Labour’s vision for transport, Maria Eagle tells Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison

Back on track We need to transform how we think about transport and devolve power away from Whitehall, writes Alex Burrows

All in the mind Why are conservatives proving so successful in making the case for austerity, asks George Lakoff


The Shape of Things to Come An insight into Ed Miliband’s agenda may not please traditionalists, says Patrick Diamond

It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! Deborah Mattinson enjoys an account of the force shaping this year’s US elections

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