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Summer 2015

Fabian Review

Following a crushing electoral defeat, the summer edition of the Fabian Review asks how Labour can flourish once again in Britain. With Dan Corry, Patricia Hewitt, James Morris and Ed Wallis, plus an interview with Dan Jarvis MP by Mary Riddell.

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The Local Health Service?

How to balance local control and national standards in access to health care

Getting the balance right between national, local and frontline control of our health service is crucial.
Edited by Anya Pearson and Ed Wallis
July 2015

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The Mountain to Climb

Labour's 2020 challenge

Labour will need to win 106 seats to secure a majority, reaching deep into middle England, according to this analysis.
By Andrew Harrop
June 2015

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Bringing It Home

Making a global deal on climate change a reality

Bold leadership and public support will be needed to win a deal on climate change.
Edited by Ed Wallis
April 2015

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Spring 2015

Fabian Review

Politics is reinventing itself. The Fabian Review election special asks how Labour can respond. With Georgia Gould, Peter Hain, Seema Malhotra and Marcus Roberts PLUS Stephen Bush interviews deputy leader of the Labour party Harriet Harman

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Places to be

Green spaces for active citizenship

We must keep our green outdoor spaces open to all and so empower our citizens.
By Ed Wallis
March 2015

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A recipe for inequality

Why our food system is leaving low-income households behind

Evidence from the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty shows how those on lower incomes are now spending a greater proportion of their budget on food.
March 2015

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A future without poverty

A joint report

The Fabian Society and Bright Blue present a range of perspectives from left and right on tackling poverty.
March 2015

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Inequality 2030

Britain's choice for living standards and poverty

Unless we introduce a strategy to improve living standards and reduce poverty, we will face a huge rise in inequality.
By Andrew Harrop and Howard Reed
February 2015

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Values Added

Rethinking tax for the 21st century

Instead of simplistic discussions of whether tax should go up or down, we urgently need a fundamental reassessment of how we tax, and to what end.
Edited by Daisy-Rose Srblin
February 2015

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Common ground?

An analysis of the Liberal Democrat and Labour programmes

In the run-up to the 2015 election, with the possibility of another coalition on the horizon, what shape would an alliance between Labour and the Liberal Democrats take?
By Andrew Harrop and Stephen Lee
February 2015

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Taking back control

Where next for household energy efficiency policy in the UK?

We need a new politics of energy efficiency, focused on putting people in control of their place in the world: their homes, their local environment and their family finances.
By Ingrid Holmes, Rebecca Lawson & Ed Wallis
February 2015

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Transition by consent

Meeting Britain’s energy needs together

The long-term low carbon transition can only occur with the consent of the public. Rather than a renewed focus on top-down solutions, communities need to be given a greater role in infrastructure design and development.
By Cameron Tait
January 2015

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In It Together

Labour's new relationship with business

There are good reasons why a new approach to business – where concerns
around economic long-termism, public health, environmental sustainability and strong local communities become integral to a profitable British business model – should appeal to both the political instincts of the left and to the bottom line of businesses.
By Robert Tinker and Ed Wallis
January 2015

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Winter 2014

Fabian Review

The big questions the election campaign won’t answer. Martin O’Neill, Charles Clarke, Zoe Williams, Philip Collins, Sonia Sodha and Ann Pettifor talk tax; John McTernan on why foreign policy is missing in action; Fergus Green says Labour can create a green golden age and Yvette Cooper talks to Mary Riddell.

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Out of Sight

How we lost track of thousands of NEETs, and how we can transform their prospects

There are many more young people than we thought who are not in eemployment, education or training. It is time to give them the support they need.
By Richard Brooks
December 2014

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More than passengers

Transport, community and power

Transport provides a prime opportunity for a reforming Labour government to put its rhetoric into practice, devolving power and trusting citizens. The result should be transport policy that more accurately reflects both the needs and wishes of Britons.
By Marcus Roberts
November 2014

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Labour's Local Offer

Ideas for a radical local manifesto

This collection explores the options for taking power from Westminster and
Whitehall and putting it back into communities where it belongs. With an introduction by Lisa Nandy.
November 2014

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