This week, as Ed Miliband visits Washington DC for the first time as Leader of the Labour Party, the relationship between progressives on both sides of the Atlantic will come under scrutiny. But the reality is that similar core values underpin progressivism in the USA and Britain today.
As our history shows, our two countries share the same values and have common aspirations for our people and our countries. Over the course of the 20th Century, progressive movements in the US and UK have fought against injustice, built institutions to protect our citizens and expand opportunities, and ensured economic growth provides shared prosperity for all. This leadership and vision has not only improved the lives of those at home, but has also inspired progressives abroad.This article was originally published in The Huffington Post.