It’s the ‘squeeze’ not the ‘middle’ that matters
December 2, 2010
Writing for , Head of Open Left Richard Darlington argues Labour need to ignore definitions of the ‘middle’ and focus on policies that address the ‘squeezed generation’.
BBC Politics Show
November 29, 2010
Commenting on Labour’s Policy Review, Head of Open Left, Richard Darlington, was interviewed on the Politics Show – click and scroll to 40mins 30secs – to watch via BBC iplayer.
Douglas Alexander speech – in full
November 18, 2010
Reforming welfare – Won’t work without work
Keynote speaker: Douglas Alexander, Shadow Work & Pensions Secretary
In his first major speech following the publication of the Welfare Reform White Paper, Shadow Work & Pensions Secretary, Douglas Alexander gives his reaction and discuss the implications of the Government’s new proposals.
November 12, 2010
Long serving and well respected Labour adviser Geoffrey Norris uses Open Left’s polling evidence to understand Labour’s decay in an for Policy Network.
October 25, 2010
Open Left report has shaped Government thinking ahead of a system.
October 22, 2010
The BBC’s Norman Smith discusses how Labour should oppose the cuts with Head of Open Left Richard Darlington, former Cabinet Minister David Blunkett, former Select Committee Chair Barry Sherman and the Fabian Society’s Tim Horton. Click to listen again to the Today Programme report.
October 19, 2010
Writing on , Richard Darlington explains the findings of YouGov polling in Open Left’s new report: ‘Open Verdict: Why Voters Left Labour’.
September 25, 2010
New opinion poll analysis by Demos shows that voters who left Labour at the last election were more likely to have views in common with the mainstream of public opinion than with the voters that stayed with Labour. The poll shows that the balance of opinion within Labour’s 2010 voters is out of kilter with centrist opinion.
State of Play: Labour
September 22, 2010
Writing in , Richard Darlington argues that Labour must begin a new era at conference with unity.
September 17, 2010
In the , Peter Kellner summarises his Open Left report on the Crisis of Social Democracy. He argues that even before the financial crash, social democracy in Britain was becoming unaffordable. He says that what the left needs urgently is a new business model.
Open Left event – Memos to Labour’s next leader
September 13, 2010
Open Left is launching a Memorandum on the mainstream: a collection of policy memos written by six former Labour ministers. Join us for the launch event on Wednesday 15 September.
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September 13, 2010
This afternoon, Andy Burnham, Labour leadership candidate and former Health Secretary, took part in an online Q&A on the Open Left website. Click here to read the full conversation.