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31 January 2019


A two year Commission on Workers and Technology chaired by Yvette Cooper MP is examining British workers' hopes and fears for automation over the next decade.

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18 February 2019

STEPHEN BRADLEY AND MARTIN EDOBOR: Labour must stand up for patients by protecting them against faulty medical technology.

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11 February 2019

REVEREND PAUL NICOLSON: Any effective social security system must first be guided by moral principles.

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The Fabian Review

Winter 2018, Volume 130 - No.4

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on new ideas to renew the centre-left with Matthew Laza, Liz Kendall MP and Daniel Sleat plus Kate Murray talks to Lisa Nandy MP.

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Universal misery

13 February 2019

SARAH OWEN: Lives are being damaged by the rollout of universal credit and many of those worst hit are struggling in low-paid work.

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A female face

11 February 2019

MARY-ANN STEPHENSON: Women in the UK are more likely to be poorer than men. Our social security system would be different if it were based around the needs of women living in poverty.

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Rejected when dying

8 February 2019

MADELEINE MOON MP: The access to welfare bill has its second reading today. It could bring an end to the indignity terminally ill people face when applying for benefits.

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Long read

The seeds of recovery

7 February 2019

Across Europe populism is on the rise and social democratic parties are taking a blow at the ballot box. Can progressive politicians reset the trajectory they’re currently on? We asked eight experts for the policy ideas that are needed to revive the centre-left.

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Causes, not consequences

6 February 2019

JOHN VEIT-WILSON: Abolishing the causes of poverty will not cost the country more money than it has or can afford, but political will is essential.

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Where next?

5 February 2019

Andrew Harrop introduces our blog series on what a future government should do to mend social security and poverty in the decade ahead.

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Minds at Work

Making mental health a priority in the changing world of work

Job insecurity, prejudice and ignorance are driving Britain’s workplace mental health crisis, according to a new report from the Fabian Society.

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Primary colours

The decline of arts education in primary schools and how it can be reversed

A new Fabian Society report Primary Colours reveals that two thirds (68%) of primary school teachers in England say there is less arts education now than in 2010, and half (49%) say the quality of what there is has got worse.

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Winter 2018

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on new ideas to renew the centre-left with Matthew Laza, Liz Kendall MP and Daniel Sleat plus Kate Murray talks to Lisa Nandy MP.

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A Warranted Response

Brexit, human rights and the European Arrest Warrant

A new Fabian Society report, published as Brexit negotiations reach a crunch point, calls for a new UK-EU extradition framework which ensures respect for human rights.

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The Fiscal Alternative

Public finance choices for the left

A new Fabian Society report, published ahead of the 2018 Budget, calls today for a comprehensive change in direction for UK fiscal policy.

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Growing up in the 2020s

Preparing children for the changes and challenges ahead

This report asks how children’s lives are changing and how politics should respond to make sure that young people in the next decade have good childhoods and are ready to lead fulfilling, productive adult lives.

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Beyond Brexit

The left's agenda for the UK and EU

The left must broaden the conversation so that it has a plan to tackle the social and economic drivers of Brexit, and a vision for a close working relationship with the EU.

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New Brooms

Ideas for reforming Westminster from Labour's 2017 intake

11 Labour MPs elected in 2017 have come together to propose a series of measures to reform parliament. New Brooms, edited by James Frith MP and published by the Fabian Society, puts the experiences and insights of these new MPs at the heart of the de...

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A Picture of Health

The NHS at 70 and its future

What does the NHS need to ensure it survives another 70 years and beyond? This report explores a comprehensive agenda for the future of the NHS looking at how it is funded, organised and reformed.
Edited by Jonathan Ashworth MP
July 2018

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