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A true testing ground

25 November 2021

RORY PALMER: To demonstrate that it is relevant and credible, Labour must become the party of aspiration – and one bellwether region shows how that can be done.

Read more Elections / Labour party

Inescapable lessons

3 November 2021

PETER HAIN: Palestine need not be a polarising issue for Starmer’s Labour.

Read more Justice / International relations

The right trade-offs

1 November 2021

EMILY THORNBERRY MP: The government has wasted a historic opportunity to build its post-Brexit trade deals around modern values. Labour would do things differently.

Read more Brexit / Trade

Against the clock

28 October 2021

ANNA McMORRIN MP: A lack of climate leadership is failing future generations.

Read more Environment / International relations

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Going further

19 November 2021

ANDREW ACHILLEOS: We must be bold to tackle climate change - and electric vehicles are not a panacea

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Opinion

Taking care

18 November 2021

PAUL O'KANE MSP: Labour values are vital to rebuilding the care sector

Continue Reading Social Care / Health
Long read

Labour’s rural challenge

11 November 2021

BEN COOPER: Labour has a mountain to climb to win the next election. But there is no route to power without rural communities

Continue Reading Elections / Labour party
Opinion

The Dis-United Kingdom

29 October 2021

We need a version of Britishness which includes progressive and liberals in Scotland and Wales, explains Christabel Cooper.

Continue Reading Devolution
Opinion

Below the radar

27 October 2021

The LGBTQ+ community face considerable health inequalities which remain under-investigated - this must be addressed. CATHERINE MEADS explains how.

Continue Reading Health / Inequality
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Call to action

15 October 2021

In the wake of Covid-19, addressing the inequalities faced by Black populations matters. Rueben Warren, Martin Edobor, and Paulo Da Silva discuss.

Continue Reading Health / Race

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Unequal experiences of Labour party membership

This Fabian Society report explores unequal experiences of Labour party membership and presents members' views on improving representation and inclusion in the party

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Talking green

Public reactions to key climate change terms

Our latest briefing looks at people’s reactions to the key words politicians and campaigners use when discussing climate change.

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Home front

Building a new vision for social housing

Our new collection puts forward a new vision for social housing which leaves no one behind. With an introduction by shadow housing minister Mike Amesbury MP and contributions from Florence Eshalomi MP, Paul Dennett, Rachel Blake, Geeta Nanda and more...

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Prescription for fairness

REMEDYING HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN A POST-COVID ERA

As we look to recover from the greatest public health crisis in a century, the need to tackle health inequalities has become even more critical and clear. This timely collection explores practical solutions for a future government committed to addres...

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The road ahead

Keir Starmer MP

In this pamphlet, Labour leader Keir Starmer MP sets out his vision of a fairer, more secure and prosperous Britain, built on Labour values. He proposes 10 principles for a new contract between Labour and the British people, which together make up an...

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Winning 150

UNDERSTANDING LABOUR’S TARGET SEATS

Labour must look beyond the Red Wall and its comfort zones to win the next election, finds Fabian Society research director Luke Raikes.

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Fair to all

FINDINGS FROM THE FABIAN SOCIETY CITIZENS’ JURY ON THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY

Fabian Society research finds strong public backing for improved help when people who lose their job.

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Security for everyone

The public case for non-means-tested benefits

This report examines the future of non-means-tested benefits for working-age adults and children.

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Prizing the Public Pound

THE PROGRESSIVE CASE FOR RIGOROUS STEWARDSHIP OF PUBLIC MONEY

In this pamphlet, John Tizard and David Walker make the case for fundamental reform of the way spending decisions are made and checked. They argue that Labour should recover and celebrate its strong tradition of innovation in the mechanics of effecti...

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Counter Culture

How to resist the culture wars and build 21st century solidarity

In this pamphlet, Kirsty McNeill and Roger Harding argue that we all have a role to play in denying the culture wars peddlers the fight they want. Instead of letting people distract or divide us, we should build a new solidarity strategy, with a posi...

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Early years commission

A cross-party manifesto

A new report from the Early Years Commission, jointly run by the Centre for Social Justice and the Fabian Society, puts forward a number of recommendations to transform the lives of our youngest children.

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STATUTORY SICK PAY

Options for reform

The statutory sick pay scheme has major problems that need to be addressed. Our latest report puts forward a number of recommendations for reform.

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Going with the grain

HOW TO INCREASE SOCIAL SECURITY WITH PUBLIC SUPPORT

New Fabian Society research on public attitudes to social security reveals a groundswell of support for increasing benefit payments.

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Hearts and minds

Winning the working-class vote

In this collection, Labour MPs look to the future, setting out what the party must do to regain the confidence of working people. Labour under Keir Starmer has made real progress in re-establishing a serious claim to be considered an alternative gove...

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A voice for the future

HOW LABOUR CAN SHAPE THE NEXT 20 YEARS OF DEVOLUTION

A year-long research project by the Scottish Fabians and FEPS finds that devolution is at risk from 'no change' unionists, and 'no compromise' nationalists, and argues for Scottish Labour to reassert itself as pro-UK, pro-devolution and passionately ...

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