Mary Wimbury Articles

Success versus excess

We need to talk about profit, believes Mary Wimbury Profit: good or bad? Sometimes it seems that as a party we do not know. Too often I hear people say disparagingly ‘oh, they are only in it for the profit’ or dismissively ‘they are in the for-profit sector’. It is as...

No turning the clock back

Progressives have a duty to ensure that the government secures a Brexit deal that keeps Britain open for business and prosperity, writes Mary Wimbury It is very easy to assume peace and democracy in western Europe are a natural state when that is all you have ever...

Making it work

Party unity is a consequence, not a condition, of leadership —Walking out of the hall after this year’s Labour party leadership result announcement, I was stopped by ITV Wales and asked for a reaction. I told them Jeremy Corbyn had made a conciliatory speech and...

We need to talk about compromise

I have been struck talking to new party members how often I have heard variations on the sentiment 'I couldn’t be an elected politician, I couldn’t compromise my beliefs'. There is admiration for Jeremy Corbyn, based on his refusal to compromise, but also a...