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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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Going public

The left's new direction for public services

Our public services can deliver value while retaining a strong public character.
By Andrew Harrop with Robert Tinker
November 2014

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Riding the New Wave

Feminism and the Labour party

Labour is the party of social justice, equality and tolerance. How can it retain its relevance to a new generation of feminists?
Edited by Anya Pearson and Rosie Rogers
October 2014

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Revolt on the Left

Labour's Ukip problem and how it can be overcome

Labour's answer to the UKIP challenge must engage on matters of policy, message and organisation alike.
By Marcus Roberts, incorporating research from Rob Ford and Ian Warren
October 2014

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Autumn 2014

Fabian Review

How the next Labour manifesto can reshape Britain. Andrew Harrop writes on Labour’s new statecraft and Margaret Hodge MP and Dan Jarvis MP comment on the challenges facing a new generation of Labour MPs PLUS Mary Riddell speaks to Jim Murphy MP.

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A Convenient Truth

A better society for us and the planet

Politics can provide us with a different future and the transition to environmental sustainability is not only within our grasp, but will be better for all of us.
By Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
September 2014

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Silent Majority

How the public will support a new wave of social housing

New social housing in the UK is a popular idea, as this research shows.
By Natan Doron and Robert Tinker.
September 2014

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Summer 2014

Fabian Review

The Fabian Review examines the Treasury’s dominant position in UK policymaking and outlines reforms to help make progressive promises a reality with Dan Corry, Colin Thain, Giles Wilkes, Stian Westlake, Christine Berry and others. Keir Starmer and Francesca Klug defend the human rights act and Mary Riddell interviews Labour rising star Lisa Nandy.

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Letting in the Light

Lessons from Labour's police and crime commissioners

Labour's police and crime commissioners have worked hard to get the most benefit for the public from the role, even as funding for police and community safety has been cut. Here they set out their experiences.
Edited by Vera Baird
August 2014

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Europe was the future once

And how it can be once again

All the traditional arguments for Europe have been turned on their heads. This pamphlet sets out a new strategy to reinvent the pro-European cause.
By Mark Leonard
August 2014

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The politics of rebuilding Britain

Community engagement and consent

By listening to the needs of local people and gradually earning their trust, a new and genuine partnership can be built between the private sector, the state and local communities.
By Marcus Roberts
August 2014

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Labour's Fightback

Changing Britain by 2020

The policies recommended in this report form a radical manifesto for the left, although one still bound by fiscal and economic reality.
By Andrew Harrop
June 2014

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Labour's Next Majority

A constituency guide

The national political picture matters hugely, but never underestimate the importance of well-organised local campaigns in affecting the result of a constituency election. This is a step by step guide to running a scientifically targeted and organised campaign.
By Marcus Roberts, with a foreword by Sadiq Khan
June 2014

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Pride of Place

Land, community and a popular environmentalism

Instead of focusing on the abstract and transnational in environmental politics, we need to build out from people’s pride in their sense of place. People need to be able to see the change they wish there to be in the world.
By Natan Doron and Ed Wallis
June 2014

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