Introduced 30 years ago and formally abolished 15 years ago, the spirit of that law still lives on in many schools that are reticent to tackle the use of ‘gay’ as a derogatory term
Brexit will change Britain’s immigration rules. There is no avoiding that, so let us work out what it is we want
06/03/2018 15:01 GMT
The path for marriage equality in Northern Ireland has become clearer and parliament must be the vanguard for equality
21/02/2018 13:42 GMT
Attempts to clip their representatives' wings or reduce their role to parliamentary cannon fodder are not just laughable, they will also fatally undermine Labour attempts to win power and implement the policies that enthused so many. Momentum's relentless focus on changing party rules will do nothing to help Labour change the government.
15/09/2017 08:01 BST
Labour's establishment wants to talk about Corbyn's successor at the Brighton conference. That is a mistake and a missed opportunity. Personally, I would rather be debating how to defeat Theresa May and win the next election. Sadly, Labour's new establishment do not agree.
11/09/2017 07:44 BST
'Centrist' has simply become a polite way of saying 'red Tory': it sounds more academic, but simply aims to discredit. It carries a suggestion that somehow we are the outsiders in our own party, we are the ones not part of the Labour mainstream, not in touch with the worker in the street, simple technocratic and ideology- free. It is nonsense.
15/08/2017 11:07 BST
An election could come at any time. The next Labour manifesto must be battle-ready, it must not contain hostages to fortune - no one wants to win like François Hollande and destroy your party because the programme is so undeliverable - and be written for the voting public. The only thing we can be sure about in politics is the next Tory manifesto definitely will be.
12/07/2017 17:10 BST
"If we don't say the last Labour government was good, why would anyone vote for the next one?" That question was recently posed to Progress readers by Harriet Harman. The obvious answer is that no one will. Yet the prevailing mood within the Labour party today towards that period of power is one of measured indifference - or, at worst, open disdain.
11/04/2017 10:28 BST
Those of us in the Labour party who have been staunchly sceptical of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership from the beginning often stand accused of not taking him or his supporters seriously enough. At Progress, we are keen to rectify this perception, and apply rigorous intellectual scrutiny to the Corbyn project.
21/02/2017 12:57 GMT
26/10/2016 10:20 BST
Corbyn is trying his hardest to put together a top team without having to give shadow cabinet elections - which he used to support - or demote the divisive shadow chancellor, John McDonnell. Like Seumas Milne's Post-it note, Rees' comments toward Lewis and his colleagues are yet another avoidable gaffe.
03/10/2016 17:52 BST
Thornberry exhibits a deep shame at being Labour and falls into the trap of attacking the party rather than celebrating it. Her suggestion that 2004 was Labour's low point is insulting. Ignore that, just one year later, Labour won a majority of 60 that David Cameron or Theresa May would have given their right arm for.
31/08/2016 15:22 BST
Labour is at a fork in the road. The road it takes could decide so much about the nation's future... Without an avowedly pro-European Labour party, not only will we fail ourselves, worse, we will fail the country.
13/07/2016 16:40 BST
It was not that anyone could have been Omar Mateen's victim in the early hours of Sunday, it's that any LGBT person could have been his victim. Moments before the horror unfolded the patrons of Pulse assumed the homophobes were on the outside and love meant love on the inside.
13/06/2016 10:45 BST
This is no mean task. It means wrestling with subject matter that should be bread and butter for Labour people, but which for 20 years we have allowed to fall into disuse. No Labour party is worth the name if it has not cultivated an understanding of how it wants to shape the economy the people it seeks to represent work in.
11/12/2015 09:37 GMT
Being backward-looking is a curse in politics. We need to know our history, so that we do not repeat the wrong bits. But pining for a bygone era, or looking to recreate something that has been and gone, never works. Worse still it stops you being able to shape the future. As centre-left people who want a Labour government, this is our task.
29/10/2015 08:20 GMT
What will come next is not easy, nor obvious. But one thing is for certain: it will require a radical shift in how we approach our politics. It is time for the 'Blairites' - for desperate want of a better word - to take some of their own advice...
25/09/2015 10:04 BST
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