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The Brexit (and more) election

By Richard Corbett / 15 November, 2019

The UK is plunged into a December election for the first time since 1923, and the dominant issue is, of course, Brexit. Not that an election can ever be fought on one issue – and there is no shortage of other matters that feature in the campaign, from the state...

The New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Labour Movement in Canada

By Andrew Jackson / 5 November, 2019

A short history of the Canadian NDP and an opportunity to take inspiration of the relations between the party and the trade unions. Canada’s social democratic party, the NDP, was founded in 1961 as a formal partnership between its predecessor party, the CCF, and the Canadian Labour Congress or CLC,...

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Europeans Not Wanted in Britain – The Ugly Side of Brexit

By Denis MacShane / 8 December, 2017

While most focus in the UK-EU Brexit negotiations has been on the money that the UK has to pay in order to meet all its obligations as part of the divorce, there is still no clarity on the rights of European Union citizens to live, work, marry, form partnerships, bring up...

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After the tertiary sector, the middle class confronted with the digital sector

By Daniel Cohen / 9 November, 2017

An interview with Daniel Cohen by Alain Bloëdt, Editor-in-Chief of The Progressive Post   Progressive Post : Does digital technology pose a threat to our society or should it be encouraged? Daniel Cohen : Both. Everyone is familiar with the concept of a connected world; we have modern phones and...

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We must introduce social considerations into the various economic policy mechanisms

By Nicolas Schmit / 8 November, 2017

An interview with Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourg Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Economy by Alain Bloëdt, Editor-in-Chief of the Progressive Post on the State of Social in Europe. PP :  Are the new proposals from the Commission on Social Europe simply a recurring theme ever-present in European politics or do...

Promises, promises

By Deborah Mattinson / 1 May, 2017

After the ‘longest suicide note in history’ back in 1983, Labour, on its journey towards modernisation, latched on to the idea of the ‘symbolic policy’: a policy that illustrates a party’s long term values and vision while also connecting strongly with voters. The sale of council houses, introduced by the...

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Restoring Confidence in Politics

By Anne Muxel / 5 October, 2016

The attraction of populist parties in segments of the European youth isn’t new. But in recent years it has gained momentum in many countries and has led to the consolidation of a strong electoral base. Parties that merge anti-immigration policies with a nationalist focus and an anti-establishment stance have been...

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