Jeremy Corbyn

The ‘just about managing’ prime minister

Conor Pope  |  19 June 2017

Labour has the opportunity to change things despite being out of government – but only if it makes use of every constitutional mechanism within its power, writes Progress deputy editor Conor Pope Jeremy Corbyn’s critics inside the Labour party should not have been surprised that he had a good general election campaign. After strolling to …

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The Last Word: More in common

Richard Angell  |  16 June 2017

Remembering Jo Cox, Labour’s post-election unity, the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, and #TipLondon – Progress director Richard Angell has this week’s Last Word The anniversary of Jo Cox’s brutal murder brings mixed emotions. For all of us that knew Jo there is the obvious loss and sense of pain. Each of us who did …

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Gunning for the ‘red Tories’

Conor Pope  |  12 June 2017

This election could bring about another Conservative lurch to the right, bringing room for Labour to put forward its ‘jobs-first’ Brexit vision, writes Progress deputy editor Conor Pope Theresa May called this election hoping to be given a free hand in Brexit negotiations by the British public, and ended up with both tied behind her …

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The Last Word: No excuses for terrorism

Richard Angell  |  26 May 2017

Taking the Stop the War coalition’s warped world view head on, keeping up the pressure on social care, and a special nine seat challenge – Progress director Richard Angell has this week’s Last Word We are all Mancunians. It was true on Tuesday when we woke up to the heartbreaking news that a pop concert was …

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The Last Word: A Welsh giant

Richard Angell  |  19 May 2017

A sad goodbye to Rhodri Morgan, Theresa May fobs Britain off, Corbyn’s gaffe and Len’s low expectations – Progress director Richard Angell has this week’s Last Word Wales lost its modern founding father with the sad news that Rhodri Morgan has passed away. He was a giant of Welsh politics and someone who forced a devolution …

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Corbyn must get out of first gear

Richard Angell  |  9 May 2017

Jeremy Corbyn needs to get out in Labour gain territories if he is serious about winning the general election, argues Progress director Richard Angell More effort was put into defending a terrible set of election results for Labour this weekend than was put in actually getting out Labour’s message pre-local elections. Nothing makes this point clearer than Jeremy Corbyn …

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Get in gear

Conor Pope  |  24 April 2017

The polls are certain to narrow – and Jeremy Corbyn must set the tone by focusing his efforts in Labour target seats, writes Conor Pope At the last election, many believed that the Liberal Democrats’ collapse in support would not be reflected in the number of seats they returned. Liberal Democrat members of parliament were …

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The Last Word: Offensive – and wrong

Richard Angell  |  7 April 2017

Ken Livingstone’s warped view of history, Diane Abbott on taxing private schools, and a sad farewell to Sarah Hayward – Progress director Richard Angell has this week’s Last Word I had two statements ready for the outcome of Ken Livingstone’s hearing regarding his Adolf Hitler ‘supported Zionism … before going mad’ outbursts of April 2016. …

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The Livingstone verdict cannot rest

Joan Ryan MP  |  5 April 2017

Jeremy Corbyn must prove that pronouncements about zero tolerance towards antisemitism are more than just words, argues Labour Friends of Israel chair Joan Ryan MP Despite being found guilty of bringing Labour into disrepute, Ken Livingstone was apparently saved from expulsion because of his long service to the party. Let’s be clear: Livingstone has an …

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Passover with Ken Livingstone

Jay Stoll  |  5 April 2017

If Ken Livingstone could attend Seder with my family I might be spared the indignity of having to explain Labour’s inaction on antisemitism, argues Jay Stoll  Next week is Passover, the Jewish festival of liberation. For those unfamiliar, or for comrades a bit too attached to the adaptation in Disney’s Prince of Egypt, Passover can be …

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