Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

September 2014


Editorial The price of inaction Iraq soured the nation on liberal interventionism, but Syria shows inaction is not without cost

The Insider Another dispatch from inside the Westminster village

Preparing for battle Out of the headlines, the United Kingdom Independence party sharpens its game, reports Matthew Goodwin

Distant concerns Eric Kaufmann examines how Ukip and British National party voters differ

Green with envy Ben Dilks on what Natalie Bennett can learn from the European far-left

Solutions, not blame The left needs to rethink its approach to Israel, says Jennifer Gerber

Letter from … Michał Syska reports on the travails of social democracy in Poland

The Progressive The zero-base case Growing the cake, not slicing it, needs to be Labour’s priority

Inbox What’s being said on the Progress website

Tanked up Adam Harrison with the latest from the wonk world

Dates for your diary News of a new series of ‘In conversation’ events with leading members of the shadow cabinet plus Progress’ Wales conference

Commentary Ballots and pay packets Did the relationship between voting and the economy change after May 2010, asks Jonathan Todd

FordeThought A victory for Nick Clegg At last, good news for the deputy prime minister, finds Matt Forde


Interview ‘I’m jarring with my colleagues’ There will be no big spending under Labour, Chris Leslie tells Robert Philpot and Adam Harrison

Cover story Northern light? Beware the SNP’s false promise of social democracy, argues Gordon Brown

Over and out? If Scotland votes ‘No’ this month, Labour must move quickly to define the victory, says John McTernan

What lies beneath How will the Tories attempt to sell their record next May? Hopi Sen analyses the substance beneath the spin

The quiet dissenters Could next month’s Co-operative party conference be its last, asks Greg Rosen

Unions disunited Trade unions may be falling back out of love with Europe, writes David Talbot


Stand and Deliver: A Design for Successful Government Ed Straw is right that renewed faith in effective governance can help lift centre-left fortunes, says Patrick Diamond

Special Advisers: Who They Are, What They Do and Why They Matter Claire Reynolds finds Ben Yong and Robert Hazell’s account of ‘spads’ a fair but somewhat dry read

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Adam Harrison

is a councillor in the London borough of Camden

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