Brexit

A radical waste of time

Conor Pope  |  18 October 2017

Progress deputy editor Conor Pope calls on pro-Europeans that want an internationalist Britain to join the Labour party – not another non-party that will amount to nothing Another day, another new Twitter account claiming to be a political movement. James Chapman, former Daily Mail political editor and adviser to David Davis as secretary of state …

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Time for parliament to take back control

Chris Leslie MP  |  17 October 2017

The nightmare of a no-deal Brexit is becoming a reality. It’s vital that pro-Europeans of all parties join forces to stop ministers driving Britain over the cliff, argues Chris Leslie MP In Florence, Theresa May outlined her view for how Britain should transition away from European Union membership. Taken at her word, the prime minister …

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The Last Word: Disarray on Brexit

Richard Angell  |  13 October 2017

Labour’s opportunity to shape Brexit, why progressives must deliver for the young, and World Mental Health Day – Progress director Richard Angell has the Last Word It is becoming clearer and clearer that half of the government’s aims for Brexit are incompatible with the other half of its aims for Brexit. Theresa May set out …

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Disgruntled Labour

Nic Dakin MP  |  4 October 2017

Loyal party supporters in small towns grow tired with Labour and the inadequacies of its post-Brexit position, warns Nic Dakin Labour is in a much better place than it was a year ago, but we still sit on the opposition green benches while this dreadful Conservative government continues to make the lives of the people we represent ever …

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Healing the divides

Joe Jervis and Stephen Kinnock MP  |  4 October 2017

Labour’s next big social democratic project must be to unite our fractured nation Britain has so much going for it – economically, democratically and culturally. Yet as a country we find ourselves more divided and polarised than at any time since the second world war. Young versus old, graduate versus non-graduate, city versus town – these …

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Hopes in ruins

Amina Lone  |  3 October 2017

Priti Patel’s cynical campaign might have changed the Brexit result but its promise cannot be forgotten The tangled web of Britain’s exit from the European Union is no closer to being unravelled. At its heart lies the omnipresent issue of immigration. However one cuts it, the issue of ‘who, what, where and how’ relating to the movement of people is the …

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A new European party will fail

Caroline Flint MP  |  26 September 2017

The creation of a new centre party is no alternative to Labour winning back the centre-ground, says Caroline Flint  Like Blu-rays and Segways, a new centre party is an over-hyped idea, destined to promise much and deliver little. The liberal-minded press would love it. They have been in a tiswas as the United Kingdom’s political moorings have …

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Strong, united and progressive

Mary Creagh MP  |  26 September 2017

A united Labour party, working with other willing MPs, is the only feasible option for stopping a hard Brexit, writes Mary Creagh   Like David Cameron before her, when it comes to the European Union, Theresa May is putting her own career ahead of the national interest. She is doing everything she can to appease a few …

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Protecting advertising after Brexit

Seema Malhotra MP  |  26 September 2017

Government must ensure that Britain secures a Brexit deal that does not endanger its position as a world leader in advertising, argues Seema Malhotra MP Britain’s advertising industry is a world leader and supports over one million jobs in the United Kingdom – last year £21bn in advertising spend resulted in an estimated contribution of …

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A radical new state

Anthony Painter  |  24 September 2017

For an ideology grounded in modernity, New Labour now feels very behind the times – and so do Labour’s moderates. So what comes next, asks Anthony Painter   As New Labour headed towards a decade in power, the world of mid-2007 looked remarkably similar to the world of 1997. In many ways, that is a marker …

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