Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

September/October 2005


Editorial Their own worst enemy The liberal left’s response to 7/7 is counterproductive

On the radar Taliban talk Progress scans the political landscape

Israel is not the problem Dan Fox and Toby Greene argue against simple explanations in the wake of 7/7

Same difference Nick Pearce examines the shift against multiculturalism

Going for gold Anthony Vigor and David Tinline on the opportunities opened up by London’s Olympic win

Where do we go from here? Greg Power pays tribute to Robin Cook

Pilgrim Missing link Some wanted to use 7/7 to settle old scores


Reviving progressive politics News on Progress’ new campaign

Westminster watch The Commons man

Chair’s report David Lammy sums up his time as chair of Progress

Any questions James Purnell MP

International Wake me when it’s Schroeder


Our golden moment gordon Marsden asks if we can recapture the common purpose of the postwar years

Hard labour Matthew Harwood reports on the rapid growth of trade unions in Iraq

The price of poverty Why is life more expensive when you’re poor, ask Dermot Finch and Dominic Maxwell

Reviews Lord Borrie reviews a life of John Smith, Simon Alcock takes a look back at the 1945 general election victory and Wes Streeting finds that spin isn’t so bad after all

Party special

Party on The Make Poverty History campaign provides both lessons and opportunities for Labour, Gordon Brown tells Robert Philpot and Mark Day

Get the party started Public interest in politics remains high even as political parties are in decline. Ben Page explains why

Lessons for Labour The party should organise as well as educate, says Patrick Diamond

Going back to our roots Party renewal should begin at the local level, says Stephen Twigg

Get connected The future of our party lies in engaging with our networks of supporters as well as our activists, believes Matt Carter

Motion sickness Jennifer Gerber takes a light-hearted look at Labour party meetings

Don’t be a party pooper The party is the best vehicle for translating ideals into government, argues David Walker

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Richard Angell

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