From time-to-time Richard Angell takes part in the production of a podcast

Richard Angell discusses the Democratic nomination race and Donald Trump with Richard Helgason

Progress director Richard Angell and former chairman on the New York Democratic leadership council Richard Helgason discuss the Democratic nomination race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the coming US presidential election.

Richard Helgason is the former chairman on the New York Democratic Leadership Council. the New Democrat think tank that Time magazine branded ‘the brains behind Bill Clinton’. He is a former campaign adviser to Al Gore and Barack Obama, and was recently named one of the directors for the board of the Hugh Carey Institute for Public Policy and Government Reform in New York City. He has conducted briefings at 10 Downing Street and for Labour MPs in the UK and Australia, and has also served as an instructor of US History to undergraduate university students.

Julia Hartley-Brewer talks to Richard Angell about Labour’s antisemitism problem

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer talks to Richard Angell about Labour’s antisemitism problem following Ken Livingstone’s appearance at the Home Affairs select committee inquiry into antisemitism

You can lend your support to Richard’s eight point plan here: prog.rs/antisemitismaction

The jury’s out: can the campaigns persuade the ‘undecideds’?

Fabian summer conference
12.30pm, Saturday 21 May 2016
TUC Congress Centre – 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS

  • Brendan Chilton (general secretary, Labour Leave)
  • Rachel Barker (Stronger IN)
  • Richard Angell (director, Progress)
  • Nic Conner (Vote Leave)
  • Chair: Felicity Slater (exec member, Fabian Women’s Network)

My article ahead of the event is published on the Fabian blog. The full agenda is published here.

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.

Progress annual conference 2016: Straight talking, honest politics

Venue: Main Hall, Congress Centre, 23-28 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS
Date and time: 14 May 2016, 10am

Progress director Richard Angell addresses Progress annual conference.

You can find more content like this at: progressonline.org.uk

Watch the speech 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


Richard Angell interviews Progress magazine guest-editor Ayesha Hazarika

Progress director Richard Angell interviews broadcaster, former adviser to Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman and Progress magazine guest-editor Ayesha Hazarika

If you are a woman member of the Labour party, but not currently a member of Progress and would like a free copy of this edition please get in touch.