We’re ready to convert the 2017 win that wasn’t into that progressive majority
Election day is a contradiction for campaigners. It’s both the ‘this-is-it’ feeling of crunch time and the day the frenzy of the campaign abates, leaving behind a limbo-like sense of anticipation. Five years on from the 2017 election, I remember it well.
Our response to the Brown Commission
At last Labour is talking about power: who holds it, where it lies, and how we should better distribute it. In two keys ways, their proposals fall short.
The case for a new politics – BBC Politics East
Neal Lawson on BBC Politics East making the case for progressive cooperation.
Keir Starmer is wrong to oppose proportional representation
Democratic renewal is not a luxury but a first-order issue. Nothing big or meaningful can happen without it. Read the full article from the New Statesman.
Pluralism isn’t a tactic – it’s a culture shift
While we argue that cooperation is the only viable route to PR in the UK, this is so much more than a simple tactic; it’s a culture shift. Pluralism is not a play to game the system, a tactic to be packed up again once we secure PR. It is an ideological commitment.
Electoral reform group seeks £1m to back MPs who can beat Tories
In the Guardian, "The group, called Win as One, will work with candidates from progressive parties who are well-placed to beat the Tories and are in support of proportional representation (PR). Coordinated by campaign group Compass, the project’s aim is to urge candidates from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens in England and Wales to sign up to support PR – and to coordinate more closely."
Where are Labour’s Big Ideas?
In an age of permanent crisis, a party that stands only for managerialism will be washed away.
A Lab-Lib pincer movement is the most effective way to strike fear into the Tories
A formal pact between them won’t happen, but they can be bolder about working together to evict the Conservatives.
Only a progressive alliance can defeat the Conservatives at the next election
Labour has historically chosen having no power over sharing just a bit of it in government. To end Tory rule, this must change.
We Divide, They Conquer: If Labour struggles to win alone, what is to be done?
This report from 2020 digests the 2019 election, and laid the foundation for this campaign.
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