Richard Angell

Crowdsourcing cities

Richard Angell  |  11 December 2017

Devolution and leadership could be the key to Britain’s digital future – Richard Angell visits Andy Burnham’s digital summit in Manchester Last week, Andy Burnham opened his second ‘digital summit’ since being elected Greater Manchester mayor in May with a bold vision to make Manchester the United Kingdom’s ‘leading digital city, and top five in …

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Mass movement or personal fiefdom?

Richard Angell  |  10 November 2017

Momentum leaders may be taking its supporters for granted, argues Richard Angell Momentum is not just the new establishment of the Labour party – those in its leadership are really enjoying their new position as the people in charge. They can run the commanding heights of the Labour party from an app available on iTunes. They have …

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Down not out

Richard Angell  |  20 September 2017

Moderates and modernisers will not be proved wrong by the new establishment, writes Richard Angell Michael Cashman and Gloria De Piero did us proud in the Conference Arrangements Committee elections this summer. It is a thankless task standing for a committee where is it hard to show impact – as important as it is – and relevance, especially when …

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‘Where the majority of politics happens’

Conor Pope and Richard Angell  |  6 September 2017

James Graham tells Richard Angell and Conor Pope why his new play Labour of Love is set in a ‘grotty’ constituency Labour party office Even in the final weeks of summer, an election poster still remains up in a window a few doors down from the London rehearsal room where Labour of Love, the new …

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The Last Word: A year of failure

Richard Angell  |  14 July 2017

There are five modest changes that would improve the manifesto, writes Richard Angell in his Last Word The prime minister has been in post for one year and one day. Theresa May’s style is a strange mix of shyness and arrogance. Her ‘stiff upper lip’ looks cold and heartless but her actions wreak of a …

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No new bible

Richard Angell  |  12 July 2017

Labour’s 2017 manifesto best bits will feature in Labour’s next winning manifesto, but suggesting changes cannot be seen as heretical, writes Richard Angell Never before have the manifestos of both major parties been – both simultaneously and so obviously – written for audiences other than the public. The Conservative party’s programme was written for the House …

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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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The next step for Progress

Richard Angell  |  23 June 2017

We are adopting a new funding model for Progress – and we need your help, writes Richard Angell After 21 years of generous support, I know you will want to join me as we thank Lord Sainsbury for his generous and ongoing support for Progress and our centre-left politics, as he prepares to step back …

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The Last Word: May’s debate jitters

Richard Angell  |  5 May 2017

Progress director Richard Angell gives his view on local elections, leaders’ debates, the 1997 anniversary and the risk of the McDonnell amendment by the back door Deserving praise The Progress team spent all of polling day yesterday on the doorstep, getting out the Labour vote. We covered nine council wards – walking 10 miles each …

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The problem is politics, not PR

Richard Angell  |  2 March 2017

Recognition of some of Jeremy Corbyn’s shortcomings is a step forward, but competence is not the only problem the leadership has, argues Richard Angell in response to Owen Jones The video Owen Jones published this week was brave. Many in his position would not have done it. He is right to be concerned that Labour is …

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