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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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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 »

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 »