- Summer 2017
- Kate Murray
- 17 July 2017
This edition of Fabian Review focuses on the task ahead for Labour with Lewis Baston, Jeremy Gilbert, Philip Collins and Olivia Bailey, plus Kate Murray interviews Emily Thornberry MP.
Also in this issue: Charles Lees assesses Martin Schulz and the SPD and Richard Carr on Charlie Chaplin as a progressive campaigner.
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Labour has the most leftwing leader in its history. So how, in this election, did the party present a policy programme that would increase child poverty? It is a troubling question and it casts a long shadow over Labour’s hugely...
One nation socialism means tackling problems in the countryside as well as the cities
Labour success in rural areas seems oxymoronic. Yet we have won the Stroud constituency four times over the last 20 years and Stroud by every definition is...
Scottish Labour now has an opportunity to build on its election success
At the start of the general election campaign, the received wisdom in Scotland was that the best Labour could expect was for Ian Murray to hold onto his seat...
We must give communities a voice on housing, writes Sarah Jones MP
In the last edition of the Fabian Review, Steve Hilditch wrote a convincing analysis of the housing crisis and Labour housing policy. One line in particular stands out after...
Labour won this campaign – but its task at the next election will be a complicated one, as Lewis Baston explains
One should not slip into thinking that Labour ‘won’ the 2017 election. The Conservatives were still ahead on votes and...
The election marked a turning point and a radical Labour victory is now within grasp, argues Jeremy Gilbert
What made the extraordinary and unexpected result of the 2017 election possible? Several popular explanations have been widely circulated. The first attributes the result...
Labour’s positive election campaign needs to be a stepping stone to a win next time, says Olivia Bailey
I learned a lot during my time as the Labour party candidate in Reading West. I went through two pairs of shoes, accidentally...
Labour’s right has been devoid of ideas for years and now needs to come up with a new philosophy, writes Philip Collins
The two main political tribes are never more characteristically different than when they have just lost a general election....
Emily Thornberry was one of the stars of Labour’s election campaign. Now she wants the party to prepare for power, she tells Kate Murray
It was one of the highlights of election night: Emily Thornberry, grinning like the Cheshire Cat, telling...
Charles Lees assesses the prospects for Europe’s oldest social democratic party in the forthcoming election and beyond
As we approach this September’s federal elections, the SPD’s prospects of unseating Angela Merkel’s grip on the Federal Chancellor’s office look increasingly bleak. After...
Charlie Chaplin was not only a comic genius but a citizen of the world and progressive campaigner. And his political story has surprising resonances today, as Richard Carr explains
For much of the interwar period the left was awash with ideas,...
Common Ground: A Political Life, Justin Trudeau, Oneworld, 2017, £16.99
Throughout an eventful 2016, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau was progressives’ most convincing piece of evidence that liberal internationalism wasn’t dead yet. The UK opted to march out of the European...
Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment, Yanis Varoufakis, 2017, Bodley Head, £20
Yanis Varoufakis, a British-trained economist who taught for many years in Australia, Britain and Greece, was Greece’s finance minister for 162 days during Syriza’s first...
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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.Read more
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.Read more
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This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on the future political landscape for Labour with Catherine West, Dave Ward and Thangam Debbonaire, plus Kate Murray talks to Andrew Adonis.Read more
This edition of Fabian Review focuses on the impact of gentrification on our cities - and our political class - with Luke John Davies, Gloria de Piero and Loretta Lees.Read more
This edition of Fabian Review focuses on how Labour needs to reshape the economy, with Michael Jacobs, Chi Onwurah MP, Caroline Flint MP, Andrew Cumbers and David Walker, plus Kate Murray interviews shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler MP.Read more
This edition of Fabian Review focuses on Labour's offer for social security, public services and workers with Ruth Patrick, Heather Wakefield and Jane Mansour, plus Kate Murray interviews David Lammy MP.
Also in this issue: Allen Simpson makes the...
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