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Progressive Alliance in Brighton Has Lift-Off!

Last night, the people of Brighton and Hove took two big steps towards a grown-up, forward-thinking politics. Liberal Democrat activists voted to stand down in Brighton Pavilion and Green activists voted to stand down in Brighton Kemptown. This is local people acting in the interests of the greater good, standing up to Theresa May’s reckless, ideologically driven agenda...

Robbie Hirst
Squabbling in Stoke will get us nowhere

What are Labour and The Lib Dems playing at in Stoke-on-Trent? Admittedly I am only observing from the distant shores of Brighton, but at the moment they seem more keen on taking pot-shots at each other than confronting the very real possibility of Paul Nuttall becoming an M.P. Jeremy Corbyn still can’t...

Robbie Hirst
21st Century: Progressive or Conservative?

In the 20th century there were 57 years of Conservative led government. In total the Conservatives were in government for over 67 years in the 20th century, due to national and coalition governments. Neither the Liberals nor Labour were strong enough to electorally challenge the Conservatives alone...

Robbie Hirst
We want Cross Party Activism, we want Progressivism

The true magnetism of Progressivism is not that it is the only way we will see a Progressive Government within the next decade. Neither is it because it is the only way we will ever see the adoption of a truly representative electoral system...

Robbie Hirst
Reflections on the Trump victory

How did we get here? This is the question being asked and answered thousands of times over around the world today. In line with various political events over the last 18 months, from the 2015 UK general election, to the election of Corbyn as leader of the labour party, to Brexit and now to Trump, consensus reality as defined by the majority...

Robbie Hirst
Vote in our Brexit poll

We want to know what you think Sussex Progressives' campaign position should be for Brexit! After holding many stalls throughout the summer collecting signatures for a petition to protect the rights of EU nationals, we are now developing our future campaign strategy on the EU...

Robbie Hirst
A missed opportunity in Witney

The by-election in Witney provoked by David Cameron's resignation delivered mixed news for progressives last week. The seat was won by Brexit-backing Conservative Robert Courts. It was a sadly missed opportunity for the progressive parties to field a single, pro-EU candidate standing on a platform of a fair and open Britain. The glimmer of positivity to take from the result is this: the Conservatives' majority from the 2015 election was slashed...

Robbie Hirst