DAVID SWIFT: Voters in post-industrial towns are disadvantaged in a way that those in big cities are not.
This edition of the Fabian Review features post-election analysis from Andy Price, Eloise Todd, Paula Surridge, Shaista Aziz, Florence Eshalomi MP, Wes Streeting MP, Lara McNeill, Miatta Fahnbulleh, and Frances Ryan.
Also in this issue: Jessie Joe Jacobs on winning back working-class northern voters, Charles Clarke calls out fantasy election wishlists and Rayhan Haque looks at how we might move towards a four-day working week.
Ahead of tomorrow’s manifesto announcement, James Meadway sets out Labour’s new economic thinking – which is not ‘anti-business’, but encourages certain types of businesses to emerge and prosper: ones that benefit workers, the environment and the economy.
MATT WRACK: Today’s report on phase one of the Grenfell inquiry fails to hold the government and the very top of the fire service’s governing structures to account. It was not the fault of the firefighters who gave their all to save every life they could.
Fabian Society researchers met with Lucy in a seaside location with her support worker from Fulfilling Lives, a programme that works to ensure services are more tailored and more helpful for people with complex needs.
Centre for Social Justice researchers met Louise through 1NE, a charity based in London.