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Cruddas: "Opposition politics is about story-telling"

In a new interview for the Autumn 2012 Fabian Review, the Telegraph's Mary Riddell speaks to Jon Cruddas about policy, the art of being a middleman, frustration and belief.

He talks of the fine balance between Labour's grassroots and those it...

Straight talking could get people tuning back in

We welcome YouGov’s research for the Fabian Society into the culture of politics as seen by voters and non-voters.  It gives fresh insights into the widening gulf, highlighted in the most recent Hansard Society Audit of Political Engagement, between modern...

Out of the trenches

I am not a pessimist, but scratch away at the patina of Olympic greatness and there is a nation stagnating. For at least the near future, the Great British public will have to endure soaring unemployment, shrinking public services and...

How to achieve a deeper democracy

The recent Fabian Society/YouGov study painted a revealing picture of public perceptions of politics and politicians. It was striking that almost a third of people surveyed agreed with the statement that ‘Politics is a game played by an out of...

Political education for political engagement

The recent Fabian/YouGov polling, of people who do not vote, paints a bleak picture of this disengaged society. The findings have implications that go far beyond the political sphere, though. Not voting is a symptom of fragmentation of culture: it...

Pro-Tory? Pro-Europe? Back an election day referendum

Yesterday, at the kind request of Conservative Home, I tried to put partisanship to one side and think clearly about how best to tackle some of the big questions facing politics come 2015. Now, this being Conservative Party Conference, my...

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