… the third of November, as is happens as that’s when the annual Progress conference takes place at Canary Wharf. An interesting line-up in store. More details are here. There are lots of heavy-hitter politicians including the mysterious morning TBC person – last year it turned out to be Blair who spoke publicly for the first time after he’d been boxed into a corner earlier in the week to say he’d be off within a year. However there are some less obvious people too who are bound to be interesting to listen to and engage with like Ed Hussein, author of the Islamist – much commented on book describing his conversion and de-conversion from militant Muslim outfit Hiz But Tahrir and Dave from Blur, the drummer who is now a committed Labour Party activist. Be quick as this event usually fills up. As they point out if you do it online you’ll get round any postal strike uncertainties.

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