Richard Angell speaks at events from time to time. Information on these event appears below

Workers’ Liberty debates Progress: fighting anti-Semitism in Labour

7pm, 19 May 2016
Shipwright’s Arms, 88 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TF

Director of Progress Richard Angell debates Cathy Nugent, editor of Solidarity newspaper, in this Workers’ Liberty London Forum.

How should the labour movement tackle anti-Semitism within its own ranks? As debate over left wing anti-Semitism has intensified in recent weeks, different solutions and answers have been proposed.

Listen to the debate here.

Director of Progress, Richard Angell, has promoted an “8 Point Plan” within the Labour Party, which calls for a lifetime ban for those judged anti-semitic. It is available here.

Workers’ Liberty have written: “Until the left’s political programme on Israel-Palestine is picked apart and corrected, incidents like these will continue to occur. Labour Party expulsions would have little effect on left anti-semitism; they would explain nothing and educate no-one.”

Cathy Nugent, editor of Workers’ Liberty’s newspaper Solidarity, will debate the issue with Richard Angell. Entry is free; all are welcome.

Facebook event here.


EU Reform: What’s In It For Me?

‘Europe for us all’ Fabian conference: Brighton
1pm, Saturday 19 March 2016
Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1YD

2.45pm: EU Reform: What’s In It For Me?

  • Kelvin Hopkins MP Labour MP for Luton North
  • Tracey Hill Councillor, Brighton and Hove council
  • Richard Angell Director, Progress
  • Kyalo Burt-Fulcher Regions officer, Young Fabians
  • Chair: Melanie Davis Former chair, Brighton and Hove city Labour party


The mountain to climb: how does Labour win in the 2020s?

At the Fabian New Year Conference 2016 titled ‘Facing the Future‘ I was asked to join a panel of excellent speakers to debate and take questions on how Labour wins in 2016.

Saturday 16 January 2016, 9.15am-5pm
Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

The mountain to climb: how does Labour win in the 2020s?
Richard Angell (director, Progress), Ellie Mae O’Hagan (journalist), James Morris (partner, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research), Olivia Bailey (research director, Fabian Society), Chair: George Eaton (political editor, New Statesman)


What are the first year challenges for a UK Labour government and how does it over come them?

5.30pm, Saturday 14 February 2015 | Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, SA1 4PE

Owen Smith MP Shadow secretary of state for Wales
Ann Jones AM Chair, children, young people and education committee
Richard Angell 
Director, Progress
Mary Wimbury Parliamentary candidate for Aberconwy
Chair: John Bayliss Chief whip, Swansea council


Special campaign weekend: #LabourMums

Special campaign weekend: #LabourMums

Labour has selected a number of different candidates for the next election. This includes two excellent people, Lee Sherriff and Amina Lone. They are both single mums and working round the clock to win to win Carlisle (target seat 15) and Morecambe (14) respectively.

Join us over the 26/27 July weekend for an intensive weekend of #Labourdoorstep. All welcome, training and accommodation provided.


Debate: The Coalition Government Has Failed

A debate organised by KCL Politics Society and New Turn, in partnership with KCL Conservative Society and KCL Labour Society. Under the title ‘Have the coalition failed?’ the event took place 6.30pm on 22 October 2013 in room B5, Franklin Wilkins building, Waterloo.

Proposition: Richard Angell, former national chair of Young Labour, and Sam Coates, out-going co-chair of the Young Greens.

Opposition: Oliver Cooper, chairman of Conservative Futures, and Joshua Dixon, executive committee of Liberal Youth.

* It is worth noting that the event was only an all-male panel due to sickness of one of the speakers on the day


Unions21 annual conference 2011

Chairing the session: Progressive unions - how do we make work place advances under a Tory government?

Chairing the session: Progressive unions – how do we make work place advances under a Tory government?

Progressive unions – how do we make work place advances under a Tory government?
Fringe at Unions 21 annual conference 2011

18 March 2011

Lord Tony Young, Shadow minister for business
Johanna Baxter, Labour NEC
Nita Clarke, director, IPA
Paul Moloney, Vice Chair Unions21
Chair: Richard Angell, deputy director, Progress


Photo: Dan McCurry