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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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Engineering Brexit

Hywel Jarman  |  22 September 2017

Manufacturers need a Brexit deal that ensures the UK retains tariff-free movement of goods to Europe and a flexible approach to accessing EU labour, writes Hywel Jarman The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, which will present challenges for the sector but could ultimately bring new opportunities. The UK’s manufacturing sector and its customers …

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An end to ‘constructive ambiguity’

Ibrahim Dogus  |  14 September 2017

Labour’s position on the single market is good for small and medium-sized businesses and workers alike, writes SME4Labour chair Ibrahim Dogus Last week, Keir Starmer – shadow secretary of state for exiting the European Union – clarified Labour’s approach to Brexit, saying that there would be no ‘constructive ambiguity’ as with the Tory government. The …

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British Foreign Policy After Brexit

Adam Harrison  |  7 September 2017

Adam Harrison argues that while there are needles in David Owen and David Ludlow’s haystack, they are hard to find Britain’s future beyond March 2019 remains deeply unclear. So we should welcome those who make a serious effort to chart a way ahead. Former foreign secretary David Owen and former diplomat David Ludlow – a …

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