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  • Unite believes in fighting the battle of ideas

    Richard Angell recalls the moves a couple of years ago to have Progress, the organisation he directs, excluded from the Labour Party.  Ungenerously, he omits to record that Len McCluskey spoke out, on behalf of Unite, against any such proposal.  That...

  • The problem for Labour isn’t toxicity, it’s credibility

    Polly Toynbee writes today that it would be a mistake for the next Labour leader to ditch the party’s most recent policies. In her view, the party lost the election not because of its policies but because of its reputation and leader. If that were...

  • Has the politics of aspiration fallen at the first hurdle?

    In the fortnight after May 8 the word aspiration quickly became Labour Party shorthand for tapping into voters personal ambition. As quickly as the idea of aspiration politics took root in Labour policy circles – it has been discredited. Described as...

  • Progressives want to mend, not end, the link

    Last week, I – and 2,000 others – were followed by a new Twitter account, Break the Link. Using Progress branding, it claims to represent the views of members of the organisation of which I am the director. It purports to be for those who want to...

  • Labour’s problem: a great political product is one thing – selling it is another

    Once Labour has a product something the majority want, we think, we’re in with a chance. They lost 2015 because the offer seemed flimsy. A better offer means a better chance. But there’s still the problem of marketing. Angela Eagle and Jon Wilson...

  • Let’s close the skills gap

    This summer thousands of young people will leave school without the skills or qualifications they need to find a job with decent pay and prospects. A staggering 42 per cent of young people are leaving school without C or above in GCSE maths and 36 per...

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  • Stella Creasy doesn’t rule out running to be Deputy Leader

    Yesterday Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, said she’d consider running to be Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. Creasy appeared on Newsnight alongside Neal Lawson from Compass to discuss what went wrong for Labour during the past 5 years and what...

  • Liz Kendall confirms she’s standing to be leader

    Liz Kendall has become the first person to confirm that she is standing to be leader of the Labour party. Since Ed Miliband’s resignation on Friday, Kendall has been tipped as one of the people who would throw her name into the hat. It’s clear...

  • Ed Miliband resigns as Labour leader: full speech

    “Thank you for your kindness, friends. Friends, this is not the speech I wanted to give today because I believe that Britain needed a Labour government. I still do, but the public voted otherwise last night. Earlier today I rang David Cameron to congratulate...

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