David Sainsbury

The Last Word: Power in a union

Richard Angell  |  28 July 2017

Unison’s huge victory, the BBC pay gap, a brave councillor and a big thank you – Progress director Richard Angell has this week’s Last Word Unison did the whole Labour movement proud when they got the government’s pernicious tribunal fees ruled as unlawful this week. The government has to return £34m to those who have …

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Working-class woes

Ben Dilks  |  6 July 2017

Ben Dilks with the latest from the wonk world Coming just a day after the news that key backer David Sainsbury is to withdraw his financial support from party political causes, Progress included, at the end of 2017, this year’s annual conference might have been a sombre affair. Instead the atmosphere was buoyant as activists …

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Labour, economic efficiency and social justice

Andrew Lomas  |  4 July 2014

Who hasn’t done something we’ve come to regret after a few drinks? A late-night karaoke session; a forgettable romantic encounter; dropping £45,000 on a bottle of champagne signed by Margaret Thatcher … No? Well a reveller at this week’s exclusive Tory summer party had more than a hangover to contend with the morning after having …

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LPC13: Progressive capitalism: What does it mean?

Simon Jeffrey  |  23 September 2013

David Sainsbury discusses his new book, ‘Progressive capitalism’ with Guardian columnist, Martin Kettle. The neoliberalism that has dominated economic thinking since Mrs Thatcher and Ronald Reagan first came to power is now seen to have serious flaws, and Progressive Capitalism seeks to replace it with a new progressive political economy. This is based on an …

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Progressive capitalism

David Sainsbury  |  17 September 2013

Why Labour needs a new political economy —There is no doubt in my mind that the recent Labour government suffered from not having a credible, alternative political economy to neoliberalism; that is, it had no alternative view of what role the state should play in the economy. The third way was not a piece of …

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Progressive Capitalism

Kitty Ussher  |  11 June 2013

I have a lot of respect for David Sainsbury, gained from our time working together a decade ago at the Department for Trade and Industry, and I have also benefitted from a number of campaigns and organisations he has funded. So it was with some trepidation that I opened up his book Progressive Capitalism: How …

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Progressive capitalism

David Sainsbury  |  20 May 2013

Why Labour needs a new political economy —There is no doubt in my mind that the recent Labour government suffered from not having a credible, alternative political economy to neoliberalism; that is, it had no alternative view of what role the state should play in the economy. The third way was not a piece of …

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