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Welsh Labour remains an offer of stability

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP  |  27 April 2017

The strong leadership Labour offers in Wales is being undermined by a Tory government in Westminster, writes Nick Thomas-Symonds I was elected to parliament in May 2015 as one of 25 Welsh Labour members of parliament. Over the course of the last two years I have seen at first-hand the work Welsh Labour MPs have …

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Ignoring Brexit during this election would be a mistake

Stephen Kinnock MP  |  26 April 2017

Imagine driving through central London, at rush hour, with no traffic lights. Imagine the Merseyside derby (the fixture that has seen more red cards than any other in British football) being played without a referee. Imagine flights trying to land at Heathrow without any air traffic controllers. It probably would not end well, would it? …

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The Last Word: Be counted

Richard Angell  |  21 April 2017

Join the Progress team this weekend out on the #labourdoorstep in the West Midlands, Hove, Wirral and across London – Progress director Richard Angell has this week’s Last Word This is going to be one of the strangest general elections ever. We all know how 2015 went when Labour started the campaign ahead in the …

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Labour must speak for England

Joe Jervis  |  21 April 2017

The left has to embrace an inclusive, social democratic patriotism if they hope to win in England and form a government again, argues Joe Jervis I have a hunch that when historians analyse this decade of Labour doom the defining image will not be of Ed Miliband stood awkwardly next to a ridiculous giant stone or failing …

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The fight of progressives’ lives

Richard Angell  |  18 April 2017

Labour members must bust a gut to elect as many Labour members of parliament as possible and stop a hard Brexit, writes Progress director Richard Angell This morning Theresa May broke another promise and plunged the country towards an early election. She will use the next seven weeks to ram through a hard Brexit at any …

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Who is in control?

Roger Liddle  |  13 April 2017

Theresa May has limited her hard Brexit options, argues former Tony Blair adviser Roger Liddle The British political class may be obsessed with Brexit, but the continent’s political world is not. Among European social democrats, there is widespread sadness about Britain’s vote to leave: pained disbelief that for all the European Union’s manifest imperfections, anyone …

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Labour must defend Gibraltar

Andrew Apostolou  |  7 April 2017

The Conservatives have marginalised Gibraltar before and are doing so again – it falls to our party to stand up for it, argues Andrew Apostolou The Tories are already talking about war over Gibraltar less than a week after prime minister Theresa May told the rest of the European Union that ‘we want to remain committed …

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Security is not a Brexit bargaining chip

Claude Moraes MEP  |  4 April 2017

Theresa May’s ‘veiled threat’ to the European Union over information-sharming endangers the security of Britons, argues Claude Moraes MEP On the 31 March, Donald Tusk replied to Theresa May’s letter triggering article 50. There will be many analyses of the European council’s response, but one widespread initial reaction is how clear and unambiguous their response seems …

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Missed opportunity

Seema Malhotra MP  |  31 March 2017

Philip Hammond missed the chance to change course with his post-Brexit budget, argues Seema Malhotra MP It is fair to say the budget headlines did not go as Philip Hammond planned: ‘Spite van man’, ‘Tories break tax vow’, ‘Phil picks a pocket or two’, ‘Rob the builder – white van man gets battered by budget’. It is …

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Labour must fight a chaotic Brexit

Ben Bradshaw MP  |  30 March 2017

Our party must be prepared to force the government back to the negotiating table – or keep Britain in the European Union – if it delivers a bad Brexit deal, argues Ben Bradshaw MP Triggering article 50 was the easy bit. The government now faces the most difficult and complicated negotiations ever undertaken by a country …

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