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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.

Q&A with Sadiq Khan

28 April 2021

In the run-up to May’s election, London mayor Sadiq Khan answers questions from the Fabian Review.

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Dividing Lines

26 April 2021

Scottish Labour’s new leader, Anas Sarwar, takes on the job just weeks before crucial elections. He talks to Vanesha Singh about the challenges ahead.

Read more Scotland / Labour party

Tragic failures

16 April 2021

MOLLY COBAIN: Without radical change, violence against women and minorities will continue.

Read more Women / Inequality / Race

The forgotten centre

13 April 2021

BILLY HANCOCK: The Tory’s Red Wall obsession will come back to bite.

Read more Conservatives / Labour party / Elections

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Held to account

13 May 2021

The ability of the courts to challenge the government is under attack. The left must not only defend judicial review but go further, to shape the principles we should be governed by. George Peretz explains

Continue Reading Democracy / Justice
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Stitched together

10 May 2021

TRACY BRABIN: To overcome divisions in our society, we must rebuild a sense of belonging.

Continue Reading Inequality
Opinion

Never say never

5 May 2021

PAULA SURRIDGE: Rejoining the EU is still a distant ambition.

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Fabian members' survey

30 April 2021

Our latest survey gives an insight into what our members think of our work

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Opinion

Out with the old?

8 April 2021

MATT OULTON: Labour needs to stop ignoring social media.

Continue Reading Culture / Internet
Opinion

The key to success

26 March 2021

MICHAEL TICHELAR: Labour is set to win London's upcoming mayoral election, but it cannot take the capital's loyalty for granted.

Continue Reading Elections

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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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Building Bridges

Sally Gimson

In this pamphlet, Sally Gimson puts forward a range of policies to help Labour reconnect with voters and build a wide coalition across cities, towns and the countryside to defeat the Tories in 2024.

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Who loses?

The impacts of planned Universal Credit cuts across society

New Fabian Society research finds that over 700,000 people in working or disabled households are to be pulled into poverty by universal credit cuts. 

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Sharing the Future

Summary

The final report of the two-year Commission on Workers and Technology calls for major reforms to improve work, empower workers, and ensure the whole economy can benefit from new technology.

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Affordable connections

Essential digital technologies for all

To keep people connected to essential technologies, this paper proposes a British broadband discount scheme, modelled on the Warm Home Discount for energy bills and the US social tariff scheme Lifeline.

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Double Trouble

Mass unemployment and benefit cuts after the pandemic

New Fabian Society analysis shows that planned benefit cuts could push between 1 and 3 million people into poverty.

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Cultured communities

The crisis in local funding for arts and culture

Our new report highlights the long-standing crisis in arts and culture funding, fuelled by a decade of government cuts, that has left community arts and culture extremely vulnerable to lockdown, especially outside London.

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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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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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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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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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