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Is PR needed to shake up partisan politics in Westminster?

In Alexander Blakoe on September 14, 2011 at 10:48 am

Over the past few years, comparing the main political parties side-by-side has become a veritable game of ‘spot the difference’.  Blair “was a red Tory”, Cameron “is too centre-ground”, and Clegg is…well, Clegg is Clegg. NEW WRITER Alexander Blakoe gives his take on the era of consensus in British politics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gordon Brown: Value for money?

In Allie Wickham on September 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Following the revelations contained within Alistair Darling’s memoirs, and given his lack of parliamentary activity over the last year, it is surely time for Allie Wickham to ask whether Gordon Brown represents value for money for the taxpayer. Read the rest of this entry »

Ed Miliband comes of age

In Michael Indian on July 20, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Emerging from a week engulfed by the furore of the phone hacking scandal, Ed Miliband strode confidently towards the summer recess, riding high on his first major victory since becoming Labour Leader last autumn, reports Mike Indian. Read the rest of this entry »

Ed’s Summer of Struggle

In Anthony Broxton on July 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Anthony Broxton is surprised at Miliband’s decision to admonish the strikes, and believes he is now in for a rough summer ahead, both inside and outside the Labour party. Read the rest of this entry »

A Tale of Two Leaders

In Andrew Forsey on July 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

Andrew Forsey was at the Progress event with Tony Blair last week. Blair still holds the magic touch, and Ed should learn from his abundant qualities as a thinker, speaker, and performer. Read the rest of this entry »

Time for a National Care Service

In Jonny Roberts on June 13, 2011 at 7:00 am

The disaster of Southern Cross and an abused teen’s letter to David Cameron have highlighted a new for a radical alternative. Jonny Roberts says now is the time for a National Care Service. Read the rest of this entry »

Something old, something New, something borrowed, something Blue

In Jonny Roberts on May 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

Labour’s policy review needs to bring together the best of old Labour, New Labour, the view of Liberal Democrats and Greens as well as a sprig of Lord Glasman’s Blue Labour ideas, says Jonny Roberts. Read the rest of this entry »

Interview with Jacqui Smith

In Archie Manners on April 22, 2011 at 9:00 am

Jacqui Smith is famous for a plethora of achievements, some of which are admirable, and some of which she’d probably rather forget herself. Despite being a high profile loss at the last election for the Labour Party, Smith was one of the few women to hold one of the High offices of state – as Home Secretary, something she later called a ‘poisoned chalice’ to the current Home Secretary, Theresa May. Archie Manners interviews her in a Political Promise exclusive. Read the rest of this entry »

Constructing Common Sense

In Andrew Forsey on April 18, 2011 at 8:38 am

Andrew Forsey says the Tories’ arguments are based on a flawed vision of ‘common sense’. Don’t be afraid to say your beliefs are ‘ideological’ whatever they may be. Read the rest of this entry »

Sally Bercow: “As long as the Labour party will have me, I’d love to be an MP”

In Archie Manners, Interviews on March 28, 2011 at 7:34 am

In a Political Promise exclusive, Archie Manners interviews the wife of the Speaker, Mrs Sally Bercow. Read the rest of this entry »