The future of the left since 1884

News & Insight

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


21 May 2019

The FEPS-Fabian Summer conference will focus on both domestic and international policy priorities for the next Labour government, examine the impact of the European elections, and will ask what comes next in the Brexit process.

Read more Brexit / Elections / European Union / Facing the Future / Labour party

Fear, hope and loss

16 May 2019

Public anxieties on immigration and integration throw up a challenge to Labour, as Rosie Carter explains in a contribution to the debate around our Open and Ethical pamphlet.

Read more Class / Diversity / Labour party / Immigration / Inequality

Turning left

14 May 2019

The shift leftwards among younger people is an international phenomenon. Keir Milburn explores the reasons why.

Read more Class / Democracy / Economy / Inequality

Remembering the Life and Work of John Smith MP

14 May 2019

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson MP marked 25 years since the passing of John Smith MP - Labour's former leader - in this Fabian Society speech.

Read more History / Labour party

Join the Fabian Society

Join the Fabians today and help shape the future of the left

Join the Fabian Society

John Smith's Fabian hustings speech (1992)

12 May 2019

On the eve of the Fabian John Smith memorial lecture delivered by Tom Watson MP, we revisit John Smith's 1992 hustings speech to the Fabian Society.

Continue Reading History / Labour party
Long read

The left’s best bet

10 May 2019

The Fabian Society are launching a new policy group, ‘Fabian Futures’. The group's convener, Harry Farmer, explores why futures thinking is crucial for the left to understand the biggest challenges and opportunities over the coming decades.

Continue Reading Facing the Future

A homelessness emergency

8 May 2019

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham set out his strategy to tackle the homelessness and rough sleeping crisis at this keynote Fabian Society speech.

Continue Reading Devolution / Health / Housing / Inequality / Labour party / Welfare

Neglected priorities

3 May 2019

GURINDER JHANS: As Brexit dominates the legislative agenda and the government machinery has become preoccupied and paralysed with leaving the EU, social mobility efforts have stalled.

Continue Reading Brexit / Economy / Education

A game plan for the left

29 April 2019

ANAND MENON: Politicians are struggling to attract support in a nation where how you feel about Brexit matters more than anything else but there is a way of overcoming the tribalism.

Continue Reading Brexit / Conservatives / Elections / Labour party
Long read

Backwards glance

26 April 2019

DIANNE HAYTER: The breakaway by the Independent Group is the most serious split in Labour since the SDP was formed. Big lessons need to be learned by the party from what went on then.

Continue Reading Brexit / Elections / Labour party

Our publications

View All

Open and ethical

Building a fairer immigration system

Human rights abuses, immigration scandals and poor decision-making have left the immigration system in need of urgent reform, according to a new Fabian Society report.

Read more

Spring 2019

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review asks if Labour will sink or swim after its biggest split in nearly 40 years with Dianne Hayter, Ben Bradshaw MP and Ann Pettifor plus Kate Murray talks to Richard Corbett MEP.

Read more

Inequality by stealth

Tax allowances and social security in 2019/20

The government is providing more financial support for the richest 20% of households than the poorest 20%.

Read more

Minds at Work

Making mental health a priority in the changing world of work

Job insecurity, prejudice and ignorance are driving Britain’s workplace mental health crisis, according to a new report from the Fabian Society.

Read more

Primary colours

The decline of arts education in primary schools and how it can be reversed

A new Fabian Society report Primary Colours reveals that two thirds (68%) of primary school teachers in England say there is less arts education now than in 2010, and half (49%) say the quality of what there is has got worse.

Read more

Winter 2018

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on new ideas to renew the centre-left with Matthew Laza, Liz Kendall MP and Daniel Sleat plus Kate Murray talks to Lisa Nandy MP.

Read more

A Warranted Response

Brexit, human rights and the European Arrest Warrant

A new Fabian Society report, published as Brexit negotiations reach a crunch point, calls for a new UK-EU extradition framework which ensures respect for human rights.

Read more

The Fiscal Alternative

Public finance choices for the left

A new Fabian Society report, published ahead of the 2018 Budget, calls today for a comprehensive change in direction for UK fiscal policy.

Read more

Growing up in the 2020s

Preparing children for the changes and challenges ahead

This report asks how children’s lives are changing and how politics should respond to make sure that young people in the next decade have good childhoods and are ready to lead fulfilling, productive adult lives.

Read more

Fabian membership

Join the Fabian Society today and help shape the future of the left

You’ll receive the quarterly Fabian Review and at least four reports or pamphlets each year sent to your door

Be a part of the debate at Fabian conferences and events and join one of our network of local Fabian societies

Join the Fabian Society
Fabian Society

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.