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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.

Falling apart in more ways than one

21 September 2018

LYNN HENDERSON: Much like parliament, politics is in need of renovation.

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Under Scrutiny

18 September 2018

ALEX SOBEL: Bad laws undermine faith in our politics. A new approach to scrutiny, with a chance for the public to contribute to law-making and more opportunity to work through legislation before it makes it onto the statute book, could revitalise the democratic process.

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Sweating the assets

14 September 2018

LUKE POLLARD: Parliament needs to function like any other workplace in Britain. Its move to a new home offers a chance for a new culture and new more efficient working practices.

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The miserabilist tendency

13 September 2018

MARK PERRYMAN finds a new history of the Labour left overlooks the art of the possible.

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For the many?

22 September 2018

New analysis of parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales has revealed that Labour’s support has been rising for years in big cities but has dropped in the most working class seats.

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A question of style

12 September 2018

ALEX NORRIS: The customs and traditions of parliament may seem charming, but they serve to alienate many of those whom MPs aim to represent. Updating some of the practices of the place would bring the institution into the 21st century and better reflect the communities it serves.

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New Brooms

12 September 2018

11 Labour MPs elected in 2017 have come together to propose a series of measures to reform parliament. New Brooms, edited by James Frith MP and published by the Fabian Society, puts the experiences and insights of these new MPs at the heart of the debate.

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Opinion

Warning signs

11 September 2018

CAT SMITH: Changes to voting arrangements represent the first step on a slippery slope.

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Opinion

The Human (Rights) Face of Populism

4 September 2018

ANDREW FAGAN: While human rights must continue to seek to protect the most vulnerable and weak in our societies, its defenders also need to urgently concern themselves with broader, more ostensibly banal and everyday concerns.

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FABIAN FRINGE AT LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE LIVERPOOL 2018

3 September 2018

The Fabian Society will host a number of public and private fringe events at Labour Party Conference from Sunday 23 to Tuesday 25 September.

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For The Many?

Understanding and uniting Labour's core supporters

New analysis of parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales has revealed that Labour’s support has been rising for years in big cities but has dropped in the most working class seats.

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New Brooms

Ideas for reforming Westminster from Labour's 2017 intake

11 Labour MPs elected in 2017 have come together to propose a series of measures to reform parliament. New Brooms, edited by James Frith MP and published by the Fabian Society, puts the experiences and insights of these new MPs at the heart of the de...

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Consensus continued?

The next stage of pension reform

The last 15 years have seen impressive cross-party consensus on pensions policy, particularly the establishment and extension of auto-enrolment into workplace pensions. But further reforms are required to ensure more people have sufficient resources ...

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A Picture of Health

The NHS at 70 and its future

What does the NHS need to ensure it survives another 70 years and beyond? This report explores a comprehensive agenda for the future of the NHS looking at how it is funded, organised and reformed.
Edited by Jonathan Ashworth MP
July 2018

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Take Good Care

Improving support and wellbeing in later life

This new Fabian Society report explores what the left's agenda should be for older people's care, support, independence and wellbeing.
July 2018

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