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How do we make a Good London?

By Frances Foley

Friday 24 November 2017

Our Good London project sets out a bold vision for a better city. The project brought together citizens from all across London, to discuss, decide and determine the shape of their city. The solutions point to a radically different future for London - one that is more equal, collaborative and...

“Against Meritocracy”: why meritocracy won’t save us

By Jo Littler

Thursday 16 November 2017

The Paradise Papers has exposed the labyrinthine routes through which the wealthy secure trickle-up economics. The super-rich have supersized their wealth by investing 300 billion pounds of UK GDP in offshore tax havens and undermining democracy. This information is leaking out at a time when...

What is the Progressive Alliance?

By Neal Lawson

Thursday 02 November 2017

So there we were, some months ago, busy thinking about the progressive alliance and worrying that three years wouldn't be enough to build it, when Theresa May called an election she said she wouldn’t call - and suddenly it was all hands to the pump to help stop a Tory landslide. Which -...

As a liberal democracy in the 21st century, our legal and civic institutions protect us all against discrimination of many kinds. Of course this doesn’t magically banish all discrimination from our society. But it does create a legal framework that expresses a shared conviction –...

PR, PA and patisserie

By Avery Underwood

Friday 29 September 2017

How can progressive parties work better together? How can we change the voting system to make it more proportional? And where can we find a good pastry on a grey Monday morning at Labour Party Conference? On Monday 25th September, we found answers to all the above. Co-hosted by Make Votes...

Why Labour needs alliances to win

By Matthew Sowemimo

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Labour is further from regaining political power than it thinks. The 8th June pattern of electoral support highlights four major weaknesses for the party – the loss of white working class votes; a weak performance in English towns, a dependence on Remain voters and an over-reliance on young...

A progressive Brexit?

By Frances Foley

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Few issues divide progressives as much as Brexit. Jon Bloomfield's new piece tries to find a way through the challenges and possibilities of a progressive Brexit, and its implications for the Left. This is the first in a series of pieces on the subject of our new relationship with the...

Cosmopolitans, communitarians and the new faultline

By Frances Foley

Monday 11 September 2017

In his new thinkpiece, David Edgar explores the growing polarisation between cosmopolitan and communitarian values and perspectives. Both exist within each of us and within our political culture but increasingly, communitarianism and cosmopolitanianism are deemed opposites and even...

Study your political adversary While the Conservatives have driven UK politics for the best part of a decade, the Left has spent precious little time analysing the strategy and condition of the political adversary. Moreover, the Tories are still in power, albeit it weakly and, conversely,...

Together We Win

By Neal Lawson

Wednesday 19 April 2017

This has to be a General Election fought like no other. If we fight it the old way, the Tories will win a massive victory – not just for themselves and the interests they represent, but for the hardest of Brexits. We have to fight differently. We have to fight together. We have to fight...

The Progressive Alliance: why the SNP needs it

By Tommy Sheppard and Anne McLaughlin

Friday 07 April 2017

Read the full publication 'The Progressive Alliance: why the SNP needs it' here The refusal of the May government to countenance any differential deal for Scotland post Brexit now means we are counting down to the next referendum on Scottish independence. Winning that will be our top...

A Progressive Alliance: The Radical Case

By Jeremy Gilbert

Thursday 16 March 2017

Our Past and Present Reality

Although the Labour Party has existed for over a century, only once have we actually come from opposition to win a convincing parliamentary majority. No, it was not in 1945, when Labour had been part of the wartime coalition government for 5 years already. The only...

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