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Media matters

The media and creative arts are now a huge part of the UK and international economy. In this country they account for over 2.5 per cent of GDP and millions of jobs. Huge conglomerates bestride the globe: Vodafone’s market capitalisation...

Public services reclaimed

Labour is currently engaged in a series of campaigns against cuts; our actions demonstrate a degree of solidarity with public sector workers and of course the view that further job losses can only increase the damage to our already fragile...

Perceptions do matter

As we try to define the big public policy issues we face, there is a real danger that everyone will get so carried away with what has to be done that we will fall into the same old trap of...

Power to the people – but let’s mean it

Disillusionment with politics in our communities is born out of a disconnection with what really matters – the decision making affecting people’s daily lives.

For years we’ve worn out the cliché ‘empowerment to communities’, and apart from setting up a plethora...

How do we change politics?

With a recent report from the Democratic Audit concluding democracy in Britain is in "long-term terminal decline", the Fabian Society’s annual House of Commons Tea event discussed ways to make politics relevant again and how Labour in particular can help...

Look North

When the US bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks he replied “because it’s where the money is.”  Political parties need also to be looking “where the seats are” and examining reality rather than falling for mythology.That...

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