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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.

Freedom fighters

16 July 2019

MICHELLE STANISTREET: Press freedom is under attack around the world. The next Labour government should back a new UN convention on the protection of journalists and media professionals.

Read more Democracy / Human rights / Inequality / Labour party / Trade unions

Broken promises

12 July 2019

JESSICA TOALE: Next week, the UK presents its progress towards the United Nations sustainable development goals. It will highlight our government’s failure to properly commit to equality and sustainability.

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Strong and stable

5 July 2019

JOE DEVANNY: Labour marked this year’s Armed Forces Day by pledging that a Labour government would improve pay and conditions for the UK armed forces. Labour should build on this platform to prepare a wider programme of national security reform.

Read more Defence / Democracy / International relations / Labour party / Security

Financing care

4 July 2019

AMY HORTON: Labour’s plans for a National Care Service will require not just a reversal of austerity, but also the unwinding of decades of financialisation.

Read more Economy / Health / Social Care / Welfare

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Scratch below the surface

15 July 2019

ALISTAIR MCINTOSH: The Tories say they want to see more beautiful homes. They should be focusing instead on the needs of the people living in them.

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Opinion

The never-failing spring

5 July 2019

BEN COOPER: With public libraries closing, more must be done to make books available at school.

Continue Reading Class / Education / Inequality / Public Services
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Thinking the Unthinkable about the Future of Work

3 July 2019

NORMAN PICKAVANCE: Artificial intelligence and robotics will impact work in different ways and each will require a different strategic policy response.

Continue Reading Changing Work Centre / Economy / Employment / Technology / Work
Speech

Yvette Cooper MP on a Fabian way forward

2 July 2019

Labour MP Yvette Cooper addressed the FEPS-Fabian Summer Conference 2019.

Continue Reading Brexit / Changing Work Centre / Facing the Future / Labour party / Work
Speech

Angela Rayner MP on rebuilding Britain's education system

29 June 2019

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner MP delivered a keynote address at the FEPS-Fabian Summer Conference 2019.

Continue Reading Education / Inequality / Labour party / Public Services
Speech

Jonathan Ashworth MP announces plans for a Future Generations Wellbeing Act

29 June 2019

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth MP announced the Labour party's plans to tackle child health inequalities and introduce a new Future Generations Wellbeing Act at the FEPS-Fabian Society Summer Conference 2019.

Continue Reading Health / Inequality / Labour party / Public Services

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Summer 2019

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review explores ideas on greening Labour with contributions from Ed Miliband MP, Sue Hayman MP, and Nadia Whittome plus Kate Murray talks to Yvette Cooper MP. 

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Getting Organised

Low-paid self-employment and trade unions

Trade unions need to better represent the UK’s 4 million self-employed workers, according to a new report by the Fabian Society.

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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.

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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.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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