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The latest news, analysis and opinion from the Fabian Society including highlights from the Fabian Review and web-exclusive commentary and insight.

Fighting gentrification

5 August 2020

LIZA BEGUM: With Labour’s help, we can save social housing.

Read more Housing / Class / Race / Inequality

Accepting the facts

3 August 2020

COLIN YEO: It is time to start seeing migrants as citizens-in-waiting.

Read more Immigration

Credible candidates

30 July 2020

We need more women of colour to stand in next year’s mayoral elections, writes Amreen Qureshi.

Read more Elections / Women / Race / Democracy

Planning for victory

29 July 2020

This month marks the 75th anniversary of Labour’s 1945 victory. What lessons are there for the party in 2020 and beyond? Paul Dimoldenberg discusses.

Read more Elections / Labour party

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In need of reform

24 July 2020

JOSIE CHANNER: The prison system is failing women.

Continue Reading Women / Justice / Education
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Cruel and unusual

17 July 2020

The power to revoke citizenship is undemocratic – but the UK government has been denationalising its citizens at an increasing rate. Patti Tamara Lenard looks closely at the Shamima Begum case.

Continue Reading Human rights / Justice / Democracy

Face the facts

16 July 2020

DAVID SMITH: Live facial recognition technology could compound racism in society.

Continue Reading Race / Technology / Inequality / Justice
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Taking liberties

10 July 2020

HELENA KENNEDY QC: Governments around the world are capitalising on the pandemic to limit freedoms and escalate human rights abuse.

Continue Reading Democracy / Human rights / International relations

Empty gestures

8 July 2020

GABRIELLE PICKARD WHITEHEAD: Instead of clapping, we need a properly funded NHS and more global collaboration.

Continue Reading Health / Conservatives / International relations

Lessons from Leicester

2 July 2020

RORY PALMER: Local leaders must be empowered to tackle local Covid-19 outbreaks.

Continue Reading Health / Conservatives / Labour party

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Better off

Recovery and reform in the post-coronavirus economy

This report examines key economic policy priorities for the left after the coronavirus shock and ensuing recession and explores how these policies should be designed to reshape the British economy in the long term.

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The self-employment justice gap

The case for online dispute resolution

This report makes the case for an online dispute resolution (ODR) service for self-employed workers and explores the role such a service could provide. It shows that self-employed workers face challenges distinct from employees and argues for new sys...

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Public Service Futures

Welfare States in the Digital Age

In this collection, contributors from across Europe and the UK offer an insight into how the 2020s can be a time of great possibility for public services, with huge potential for new technologies to meet our shared needs and strong public interest in...

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Let Us Face The Future Again

Wes Streeting MP

After a disastrous election result, Wes Streeting MP sets out a Labour programme which can win again and, in so doing, improve the lives of millions. In the spirit of the 1945 Labour manifesto, he suggests it is time for Labour to face the future aga...

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Path to power

The Fabian leadership essays

As Labour members and supporters cast their votes for the person they most trust to meet the challenges ahead, we asked all three leadership contenders to set out their priorities for leading the party back to power. Here, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa N...

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Framing the Future

A new pensions commission

A joint report from the Fabian Society and Bright Blue calls for a new pensions commission and presents plans for how it should work

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Where next?

Reforming social security over the next 10 years

A revolution in social security is needed after the general election including a 1-year emergency plan and a 10-year blueprint for reform, according to a new Fabian Society report published after 9 months of consultation.

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People not problems

Politicians respond to five experiences of severe and multiple disadvantage

People not Problems sets out the real-life challenges of those facing severe and multiple disadvantage and asks policymakers to respond.

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Everyday Socialism

How to rebuild Britain

Good jobs, responsible employers and prosperous communities are the foundation of a thriving economy. How can we ensure that they are available to everyone, no matter where they live?

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Beyond affordability

What tenants want from rent controls

New Fabian Society research reveals that renters’ support for rent controls is motivated by more than just saving money, with the results suggesting private renters want rent regulation to tackle insecurity and unfair treatment.

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Progressive federalism

A different way of looking at the UK

A new Fabian Society report argues progressive federalism is better than independence for Scotland.

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Capital gains

A global city in a changing world

Capital Gains presents proposals to Sadiq Khan for his second term as London mayor.

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