Tag: Labour Party

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Alex Hesz

The Economy

Featuring Darren Jones MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.   Well, of course there’s a German word for it. Gestaltzerfall. Sounds like a festive desert, or perhaps a Winter Olympic candidate city.  It’s the phenomenon we all know whereby we read a word so many times that it loses

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Paul Richards

The Battle for the Don’t Knows

It is hard to start 2024 without a spring in the step. Labour is roughly 20 points ahead of the Conservatives, with healthy leads on the economy, crime, and the NHS. The received wisdom is that there will be a change of government this year, even if Rishi Sunak pushes

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Alex Hesz

Let’s End the Era of ‘Government by Vibes’

It’s finally here. Soon, or soon-ish at least. The real chance to change things for the better. The moment to draw an end to this succession line of the shambolic, to turn from this family psychodrama pretending to be national policy, and to get on with the near-extinct priority of

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Progressive Britain

END OF YEAR REVIEW 2023

2023 has a been a momentous year for progressive politics in Britain and around the world. Labour stands on the precipice of power, but nothing is certain and with an increasingly volatile economic and security situation across the globe social democrats need convincing answers to new questions at home and

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Cllr Anntoinette Bramble

How can we help? Reforming financial assistance in local government

I was born and raised in Hackney. I have been a teaching assistant, nursery nurse, an assistant headteacher, a councillor, and now Deputy Mayor of our borough. I have seen how Hackney and our communities were empowered under a Labour Government, and I have seen how they have been systematically

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Mark Galeotti

What can Labour do with Russia?

Next year’s general election is likely to centre on domestic issues rather than Russia and its invasion of Ukraine, not least as it is hard so far to see any substantive policy differences with the Conservatives on this issue, beyond a possibly performative demand that the government do more of

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Roger Liddle

Review: Richard Toye’s Age of Hope

Richard Toye’s Age of Hope is the first major study of the post war Attlee government to be published since 1997. It stands alongside the two much earlier classic overviews of this period, Kenneth Morgan’s Labour in Power (1984)and Peter Hennessy’s Never Again (1992), but benefits from a longer and equally

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Paul Richards

Breakthrough By-Elections: The Big Picture of Labour’s Modernisation

Peter Kyle MP, the man who masterminded Labour’s breathtaking win in Mid-Beds, has called the result ‘a political earthquake’. But he’s wrong. It’s much bigger than that. An earthquake may shake the walls, knock over a few vases, and take down some buildings. The results from Mid-Bedfordshire and Tamworth are

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Nathan Yeowell

Making Progress

Today is my final day as director of Progressive Britain and, coming just days after this year’s Labour Party Conference, it provides an opportunity to reflect. Our strapline since we rebranded in 2021 has been Imaginative Thinking to Rebuild Labour and the Nation. Its more that just a line though,

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