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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.


Turnout trouble?

18 May 2012

For those of us who are passionate about democratic participation, the recent turnout in the London elections was disappointing. At 38%, turnout was marginally better than in 2004, but significantly less than the level of 45% reached in 2008. Of course,...

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Waste not, want not

16 May 2012

Food waste costs UK households £12billion a year. But making people aware of this, which is the predominant approach of environmental campaigners, is not the way to motivate people to do something about it. If we want to get serious...

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2015 victory in Labour’s grasp as Ed unites the left

13 May 2012

In just two years, Labour has increased its support from 29 per cent at the General Election to over 40 per cent in many opinion polls today. A result anywhere near this at the next general election would translate into...

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Johann Lamont delivers keynote at inaugural Scottish Conference

12 May 2012

Thanks to the 120 people who attended our inaugural Scottish Conference and contributed so enthusiastically to the workshops and debates throughout the day. This is just the start for the Scottish Fabians with a new crop of local policy groups and...

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Fabian Society launches new website

10 May 2012

Welcome to the new Fabian Society website where you can catch up on the news and views from Britain's leading centre-left think tank. In our Fabian Review section, you can see our latest Comment pieces, as well as our longer Fabian...

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The Politics of Development

8 May 2012

Two years ago, the G20 committed themselves to promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, having argued that ‘for prosperity to be sustained it must be shared.’ Yet as world leaders prepare to attend the next G20 Summit in Mexico next...

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