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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.


Labour must be more ideological to win the next election

1 May 2012

The Fabian Society's new project ‘Labour’s Next Majority’ - introduced in the recent Fabian Review - is to be applauded.  The importance of a Labour Government being returned soon is beyond dispute as the current government looks and is divided, incompetent...

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Land Value Taxation: from proposition to practical policy

29 April 2012

Land Value taxation is a policy idea with a pedigree which, in the United Kingdom, stretches back for well over a century. Over that time, it has moved both up and down the political agenda, without ever being implemented in any...

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The Fairness Instinct: Where the money goes...

28 April 2012

The often unspoken factor in the climate change debate is social justice. Curiously, it is often the deniers who have understood that more clearly than the rest. They have seen that acceptance of the fact of climate disruption not only...

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The Tory ‘feelgood factor’

25 April 2012

Despite the bleak national economic picture, people in Conservative held seats are doing better than those in Labour areas. The Conservatives have form when it comes to winning re-election whilst presiding over deep cuts in public spending, high unemployment and often...

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Fabians launch "The Fairness Instinct"

23 April 2012

‘Fairness’ has become the politician’s weapon of choice, with recent political debate dominated by attempts to sustain or refute claims that government policy is ‘fair’.  The reason that this territory is so contested is clear: fairness as a concept holds...

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The 'Core Vote, Swing Vote' fallacy

3 April 2012

There are core voters in every social group, just as there are swing voters in every social group.  On one level, of course, the answer to why Labour lost so catastrophically in 2010 is simple: we had presided over an enormous...

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