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A New Political Settlement: Compassion in Politics

To counter the rise of Farage, we need compassion in politics, writes Jennifer Nadel.

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Childhood is Priceless and Silicon Valley can Afford to Protect It

The choice we face as a society is whether to uphold our commitment to children, or to uphold Big Tech's bottom line –while children to toil the fields of Silicon Valley, writes Baroness Beeban Kidron.

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Progressive Centre UK/ Opinium Polling

Specially commissioned research shows real appetite for a new party but offers challenge that it would need to be distinctive and not just replicate the existing parties, new research from Opinium shows.

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The 1920’s not the 1980’s offers the best historical guide to The Independent Group’s prospects

Professor Steven Fielding argues systemic change to the British party system in the aftermath of the First World War provides a better historical guide to the potential prospects for The Independent Group than a quick comparison to the SDP.

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The Economy and Economics Is Changing, Policy Needs to Change With It

In the first of our Progressive Challenges blogs, Prof. Jason Furman, of the Harvard Kennedy School, draws on his eight years as a senior economic adviser to President Obama to set out the key principles that should shape progressive policymakers’ response to the rapidly changing economy.

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Let’s Do This

Progressive Centre UK Director Matthew Laza reports back from New Zealand as Jacinda Ardern enters her second year in power.

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