Posts by Progress

Labour must learn to speak the language of aspiration once again

Ollie Middleton In 2015, when campaigning as a parliamentary candidate, I remember several conservations with voters who were concerned by Ed Miliband’s proposal to introduce a tax on ‘mansions.’ Despite living in homes that fell well short of the £2 million thresholds, meaning they stood to gain from the policy, the voters said the ‘mansion…

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Bridget Phillipson on how Labour can win again

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

At the inaugural Labour to Win convention, Shadow Cabinet member, Bridget Phillipson MP, gave a thoughtful and rousing speech on the electoral problems faced by Labour coming off a historically general election result and staring at 4 more years of Tory government. Here’s her speech in podcast form— it was too good for us not…

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Andrew Adonis and David Taylor on Ernest Bevin

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

Andrew Adonis‘ 2020 book, Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill, paints a picture of man far more central to a progressive Britain than he is given credit for. He formed NATO, founded the TGWU, was Minister of War during the coalition— and kept Communism out of Western Europe. Andrew’s conversation with David Taylor from LCID dives into…

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The anatomy of a conspiracy theory, or why Keir Starmer was right

By Peter Bradley It’s one thing to criticise a government, an organisation, a group on the evidence of their misdeeds. We ought to do so. It’s quite another to indict without evidence. No reputable justice system could convict on that basis.  But in the twilight zone of conspiracy theory, as in primitive religion, belief trumps evidence.…

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Progress submission to the Labour Together general election review

Read the full election review submission here. Read Nathan and Joseph’s article on Labourlist: ‘Labour’s task of renewal goes beyond its next leader. And here’s the slide show version: The 2019 general election was a catastrophe. It was our 4th defeat on the hoof, losing 60 seats and giving Boris Johnson the Tories’ biggest majority…

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