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Britain 2037

Politicians, experts and campaigners set out what Labour could achieve in two terms



Thirteen seems to be a special number for British governments. New Labour governed from 1997 to 2010, and the Conservatives have been in power for the 13 years since. In the run-up to Labour’s 2023 party conference, the Fabian Review asked a group of politicians, experts and campaigners to set out what a Labour government could achieve in the same amount of time.

The online version of this project will be published in three instalments.

  1. Charles Clarke on rebuilding the state, Catherine West MP on foreign affairs, Pat Cullen on healthcare, Jatinder Hayre on the NHS, ad Melanie Smallman on the environment.
  2. Anas Sarwar MSP on Scotland, Eloise Sacares on climate adaptation, Rory Palmer on crime and policing, Julie Ward on Europe, and Keir Mather MP on industrial strategy.
  3. Letters from a better Britain: writing from the year 2037, Miatta Fahnbulleh on devolution, Lis Wallace on global justice, Jeni Tennison on digitalisation, Paul Martin on housing, and Prafal Nargund on skills and training.

Illustrations: Matt Holland


Kate Murray

Kate Murray is the editor of the Fabian Review.


Iggy Wood

Iggy Wood is the assistant editor at the Fabian Society. He previously worked in an NHS community health team.


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