Progressive leadership

Ernst Stetter

The electoral year in Europe started last week with national elections in the Netherlands. French presidential elections will follow in April and May and in autumn there will be German federal elections and parliamentary elections in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Progressive parties in all these countries face the challenge of overcoming the trend of…


Labour and the nation 

Ben Jackson

Finding a social democratic language about Britishness is crucial if it is to reconnect with its traditional support, Ben Jackson explains The Labour party has a serious problem with patriotism and national identity. The events of the last few years – foremost among them the referendums on Scottish independence and Britain’s membership of the EU…

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Why Labour must embrace a new revisionism

Karl Pike

Social Democratic revisionism has, as the name suggests, a history of challenging older doctrine. From Eduard Bernstein’s criticisms of early Marxism, to Tony Crosland’s objection to public ownership as the sole route to socialism, revisionism has always challenged old solutions and put forward a new political philosophy. Crosland’s Future of Socialism – which built on…