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Narrow victory

25 November 2020

NOLAN MACGREGOR: The Democrats took voters of colour for granted and delivered a humiliating result on every level except the presidential.

Read more Elections / International relations / Democracy / Race

Road to recovery

20 November 2020

JACKIE BAILLIE MSP: Scottish Labour has a mountain to climb in next year’s elections but its values still chime with voters.

Read more Scotland / Elections

Can Labour win?

13 November 2020

PAUL RICHARDS: Keir Starmer should take a leaf out of Tony Crosland’s book by building a Labour programme fit for the future.

Read more Labour party / Elections

Failures in support

9 November 2020

LIZ HIND: Labour must develop a strategy to provide a proper safety net for the self-employed.

Read more Employment

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A long trail

6 November 2020

GORDON MARSDEN: Equipping citizens with skills for life is now more important than ever.

Continue Reading Education / Class / Conservatives
Opinion

Fighting for roses

5 November 2020

DANA MILLS: We need to consider culture now more than ever.

Continue Reading Culture / Employment / Welfare
Opinion

Key ingredient

3 November 2020

GIDEON CALDER: The concept of co-production is gaining popularity in Wales and can help those hardest hit by the pandemic.

Continue Reading Wales / Economy / Inequality
Opinion

Untold histories

30 October 2020

For Black History Month, Phoebe Fisher highlights the often overlooked role of black female community activism.

Continue Reading Race / Women / Inequality
Book review

The whole story

28 October 2020

ANDREW COULSON: Stephanie Kelton’s new book is detached from economic reality.

Continue Reading Economy
Interview

Work to do

27 October 2020

Shadow equalities minister Marsha de Cordova talks to Vanesha Singh about the party’s response to Black Lives Matter and why language matters in the fight against racism.

Continue Reading Race / Inequality / Disability

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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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