Posts by Progress

The old politics is over – my priorities for the new Labour leadership

Peter Hain If the Coronavirus crisis teaches us anything, it is that the old politics is over. Our Get Brexit Done government spraying money in every direction, state intervention in myriad unimaginable ways, a belated, blinking recognition that untrammelled global capitalism leaves billions of ordinary, hard-working people one shove away from poverty.   And this tragedy,…

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In order to win, Labour needs a popular leader with a purpose

Chris Curtis Labour seems to be getting into the habit of losing elections, and it is hard to underestimate how devastating December’s result was for the party after nine years in opposition. But rather than dwelling on the past, the party now needs to turn to the future and think about how it can rebuild…

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Why it’s time for Labour to take local government seriously

Joanne Harding This past year, my membership of the Labour party has been hanging by a thread due to the abhorrent stain of antisemitism.  Yet, it is still unfathomable to me that Labour, once the greatest force for good, is now in a position where it faces the threat of never winning power again. While…

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(Room) 101. The War Against Reality with Peter Pomerantsev

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

Peter Pomerantsev‘s parents arrived in London as political refugees from the Soviet Union and after being persecuted for their distribution of banned literature. They devoted their life in the UK to radio broadcast, working at the BBC – an organisation that liberated them in its impartiality and commitment to the pursuit of objective truth. But…

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100. Party conference special with Patrick Maguire

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

We made it! To celebrate making it to one hundred, Stefan Rollnick manages to grab Alison McGovern and New Statesman’s political correspondent Patrick Maguire during a busy day in Brighton at Labour party conference to talk about how politics has changed during the two years since the podcast was launched. Stefan has another conference run-in…

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99. Henna visits the Advocacy Academy

Interview with Peter Pomerantsev

Two years ago in south west London, posters for long-finished TV series and films started to reappear at bus stops. But instead of displaying the casts of The Inbetweeners and Harry Potter that many of us would recognise, these actors were different: they were black. A group of young activists from Brixton, supported by the Advocacy…

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