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The happy Fabian

On the 134th anniversary of the Fabian Society, Deborah Stoate writes about the intriguing hinterland of Fabian founder Beatrice Webb 

Crosland and one nation Labour

Critics of Labour’s time in government are often heard describing new Labour as Croslandite, and they don’t mean it as a compliment.

The argument goes that the 1997-2010 government embodied three failings that came straight from Tony Crosland: the pursuit of...

The best of times, the worst of times...

Dianne Hayter, General Secretary of the Fabian Society between 1976 and 1982 was this week appointed as Labour’s House of Lords spokesperson on the Cabinet Office. Here, Baroness Hayter shares her recollections of a difficult time in the history of...

Britain's Oldest Think Tank

The Fabian Society was founded in 1884 and throughout it's long history has been at the heart of debate on the left of British politics.

As part of our new website, we're hoping to feature some of the history of the...

Annie Besant (1847-1933)

In India there are parks and roads named after Annie Besant, and she frequently makes an appearance in history textbooks. She is remembered there for her work in the twentieth century: the presidency of the Indian National Congress, her advocacy...

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