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Summer 2017: Fabian Review

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.

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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.

 


 

Copies are available priced £4.95 from the Fabian Society bookshop – call 020 7227 4900, email  or send a cheque payable to “The Fabian Society” to 61 Petty France, London, SW1H 9EU.

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01 October 2017

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...

Rural thread

04 August 2017

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...

/ Rural

A question of trust

16 August 2017

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...

Time to act

01 August 2017

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...

Housing

A final push

23 July 2017

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...

Democracy

Politics in the platform age

21 July 2017

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...

Democracy / Employment

Lessons from the campaign trail

27 July 2017

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...

Filling the vacuum

28 July 2017

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....

Moving the centre

20 July 2017

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...

/ Foreign policy

The Schulz factor

04 August 2017

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...

The little tramp of the left

01 August 2017

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,...

History

Book review: Lost in translation

17 August 2017

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...

Book review: A whistleblower’s tale

21 August 2017

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...

Economy / International relations

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