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Reform in an Age of Austerity: Responses

In February 2010 Progress published Reform in an Age of Austerity: A journey, not a destination, by Patrick Diamond, Joe Goldberg, Hopi Sen and Jacqui Smith.

In this new publication Philip Collins, Paul Corrigan, Jon Cruddas MP, Ben Lucas, Rick Muir and Imogen Parker give their responses to the paper, setting out their views on its key contentions and debating the process and character of public service reform that a Labour government should pursue.


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Philip Collins

is chief leader writer at the Times and chair of Demos.

He tweets @PCollinsTimes.

Until July 2007 he was chief speech writer to Tony Blair, in 10 Downing Street. Between 2000 and 2004 he was director of the Social Market Foundation.


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Paul Corrigan

was a health adviser to the Labour government

Jon Cruddas MP

is Labour's former policy review coordinator

Ben Lucas

is the director of the 2020 Public Services Trust and a
member of its Commission on 2020 Public Services, chaired by Sir Andrew

Rick Muir

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