Progress political weekend

Our party is nothing without its members and activists

Rohullah Yakobi  |  26 February 2016

Each year Progress organises a political weekend full of workshops, seminars and plenaries with Labour’s front bench and leading progressive thinkers. Held at the NUT’s Stoke Rochford Hall, the event has become a regular feature in the Labour political calendar. This year’s political weekend is coming up on 12 and 13 March. To apply for a bursary …

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We have always belonged

Ellie Groves  |  26 February 2016

Each year Progress organises a political weekend full of workshops, seminars and plenaries with Labour’s front bench and leading progressive thinkers. Held at the NUT’s Stoke Rochford Hall, the event has become a regular feature in the Labour political calendar. This year’s political weekend is coming up on 12 and 13 March. To apply for a bursary …

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Reassurance, reassurance, reassurance

James Gill  |  21 March 2014

Writing this summary piece on the Progress Political Weekend plenary featuring Jon Cruddas, and chaired by the engaging Jeremy Cliffe of the Economist, could not be more appropriate in the week that George Osborne laid down his financial gauntlet ahead of the next election. With a budget that is more of a quick buck giveaway …

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How does Labour win in 2015?

Chris Ricot  |  20 March 2014

It is the question on every Labour member’s mind: how does the party secure a majority in 2015? Ed Miliband has been clear: we are in a relentless pursuit of a majority Labour government. This challenge was at the heart of Progress Political Weekend last week. From shadow ministers to Labour students, everyone’s focus was …

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Of hawkishness and hope – winning in 2015

Patrick Diamond  |  18 March 2014

How does Labour win in 2015 on policy? The first step is clearly securing credibility on the economy. Labour has to be hawkish on the deficit, not only in theory but in practice. History demonstrates that successful political parties are willing to identify their achilles heel and tackle it head on, however painful. For Labour …

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What are the challenges for the next 12 months?

Caroline Flint MP  |  16 March 2014

At Progress political weekend, Caroline Flint MP outlines the route back to power in one term so an Ed Miliband government can build ‘an open, aspirational, fairer, more prosperous country’.

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A decent life in a decent society

Sally Keeble  |  15 March 2014

To win in 2015 we have to do two things. One is that we have to want to win, and the second is to show that Labour in unequivocally on the side of Middle England. Wanting to win means being more determined than the Tories. And, however fractious things may be in Westminster, in the …

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Progress political weekend 2014

  |  15 March 2014

Workshops and seminars looking at how Labour can win a working majority in 2015 15-16 March 2014 Stoke Rochford Hall, near Grantham All tickets include meals and accommodation £175 per person for Progress members £300 for couples’ tickets £90 for day tickets Progress political weekend focuses on the challenge of building a working Labour majority …

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No more Calpol politics: how Labour wins a majority in 2015

Aled Jones  |  15 March 2014

We are good at opposition. Be it the bedroom tax or the sell-off of our forests, rarely have we missed a Tory own goal, and the united, assured outrage that our party does so well has put paid to many of the Conservatives’ more radical proposals. This confidence has allowed us to stand up as …

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How does Labour win a majority in 2015?

Lauren Crowley  |  12 March 2014

There are two elephants standing in the middle of Labour party HQ. One only quite problematic, the other very much so: Labour’s economic credibility and the dreaded south. The former is unfortunately the hardest to crack. If we can sort these two problems out then we are certain to win a majority in 2015. Continue …

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