Moderate Labour joins forces

Progress and Policy Network, two of Labour’s leading organizations and often regarded as large thorns in the left’s shoe, are set to be dissolved on Sunday. Following an ironic twist, the two factions are set to relaunch as Progressive Britain, which aims to be a new platform for policymaking, political education and debate. The founders label this move as an attempt to end bitter factionalism and aim to make this a “big-tent grouping” which will be open to all.
The move was undoubtedly finalised after Labour MPs witnessed their party’s embarrassing but expected failure in the Hartlepool byelections and other local council elections. Wes Streeting, a newly promoted member, described the move as a desperate attempt to rescue the party from its unavoidable doom and the current crisis it is under and to establish a policy that could restore Labour’s power. Streeting is expected to take a central position in Progressive Britain and further went on to say that the party will “provide a big tent to bring together some of the best thinking from across the left”.
Progressive Britain is set to be launched on Sunday in an online conference, with senior Labour figures appearing from all wings of the party.

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