Progress political weekend

A budget to kill for

The Progressive  |  15 March 2012

Is Labour prepared for another highly political budget from George Osborne? One day above all reminds us who is in power, and who is in opposition, and that is budget day. On 21 March George Osborne will deliver his budget against a backdrop of rising borrowing, falling public investment, mounting unemployment and turmoil across the …

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The bigger society

Paul Lusk  |  12 April 2011

At the political weekend in March, Progress members considered (among other things) how Labour should respond to the ‘big society' challenge. I loved the answer that Jessica Asato fed back from one group: Labour favours the ‘bigger society.'

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Progress news

  |  4 April 2011

All the latest from Progress and its members

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Choose your words carefully

Adam Harrison  |  3 April 2011

The coalition has framed the discussion about the deficit. It's time Labour changed the terms of debate

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Speaking to fears and worries as well as hopes and dreams

Brian Duggan  |  21 March 2011

Brian Duggan explains ‘Why social democrats need to understand anxiety as well as aspiration' following the Progress political weekend.

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Win, lose or draw for Labour

Jonathan Todd  |  17 March 2011

In two separate sessions at the Progress political weekend Douglas Alexander and Jim Murphy both said that Labour needs a draw on the deficit and a win on growth. Spooky. It was almost like they were singing from the same hymn sheet.

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The Progress Promise

Mark Rusling  |  17 March 2011

Ronald Reagan and Ed Miliband may have little in common, although history is silent on Reagan's Rubik's Cube prowess. However, in their different ways, both hit on the simple idea that will revive Labour. That idea was at the heart of the not-so-secret discussions at last weekend's Progress political school.

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The challenges of the next 12 months

Douglas Alexander MP  |  15 March 2011

Where do we want to be at the coalition's midterm? Douglas Alexander seeks to answer this question in his speech to the Progress Political Weekend, 13 March 2011, Stoke Rochford Hall, Lincolnshire

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Where next for New Labour?

Jonathan Todd  |  14 February 2011

With one month to go until the Progress political weekend, we publish this week some of the winning bursary essays. Today, Jonathan Todd begins with his view on where next for New Labour...

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