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Autumn 2018: Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on what a radical Labour party in government could do to ensure its success with Angela Eagle, Faiza Shaheen and Paul Mason plus Emma Burnell talks to Jon Trickett.

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This edition of the Fabian Review focusses on what a radical Labour party in government could do to ensure its success with Angela Eagle, Faiza Shaheen and Paul Mason plus Emma Burnell talks to Jon Trickett.

Also in this issue: Claire McCarthy on public ownership, Matthew Taylor on transitioning to power, and Miatta Fahnbulleh & Alfie Stirling on the economic alternative.

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Opinion

Common sense

13 November 2018

EMMA BURNELL: Confident Labour ministers can bring people with them.

Continue reading Labour party
Opinion

Time for a plan

6 November 2018

KEVIN COURTNEY: Building a new education system demands vision and courage.

Continue reading Education / Labour party
Opinion

Fit for Purpose

31 October 2018

ROY KENNEDY: Electoral law needs to change to keep up with technology.

Continue reading Democracy / Technology
Insight

Turning the tables

29 October 2018

FAIZA SHAHEEN: Injustice in our labour market is home-grown and can be fixed if we give workers power.

Continue reading Economy / Employment / Inequality / Work
Book review

Connecting the dots

25 October 2018

SARAH SACKMAN: Danny Dorling brings a geographer’s eye to the study of inequality but is never overly wonky.

Continue reading Class / Inequality
Insight

Ownership matters

22 October 2018

CLAIRE MCCARTHY: Scaling up cooperatives is radical, practical and achievable.

Continue reading Business / Economy
Opinion

Remaining radical in power

9 October 2018

PAUL MASON: Inertia, inexperience and insularity are the enemy of radical government. Here are 10 suggestions for delivering change in power.

Continue reading Elections / Labour party
Insight

The economic alternative

2 October 2018

MIATTA FAHNBULLEH AND ALFIE STIRLING: A decade has been wasted since the banking crisis, but economic change may finally be coming.

Continue reading Economy / Inequality / Labour party
Interview

The rebel insider

1 October 2018

The shadow cabinet office minister has a low public profile but is at the heart of the Corbyn project. Jon Trickett tells Emma Burnell about Labour’s preparations for power.

Continue reading Elections / Labour party
Opinion

Prioritise and prepare

28 September 2018

BRONWEN MADDOX: How a radical Labour government can work with the machinery of government and why it shouldn’t fear “Sir Humphrey”

Continue reading Elections / Facing the Future / Labour party
Opinion

Crying wolf

23 September 2018

VANESHA SINGH: Fabian conspiracies can be put into two categories: those that claim the society want to dominate the world, and those that believe it is already successfully doing so.

Continue reading Culture / History

Emma Burnell

Emma Burnell is the Director of Political Human and Co-editor of Open Labour.

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Vanesha Singh

Vanesha Singh is the assistant editor at the Fabian Society.

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A year-long research project by the Scottish Fabians and FEPS finds that devolution is at risk from 'no change' unionists, and 'no compromise' nationalists, and argues for Scottish Labour to reassert itself as pro-UK, pro-devolution and passionately ...

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The impacts of planned Universal Credit cuts across society

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The final report of the two-year Commission on Workers and Technology calls for major reforms to improve work, empower workers, and ensure the whole economy can benefit from new technology.

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Essential digital technologies for all

To keep people connected to essential technologies, this paper proposes a British broadband discount scheme, modelled on the Warm Home Discount for energy bills and the US social tariff scheme Lifeline.

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Mass unemployment and benefit cuts after the pandemic

New Fabian Society analysis shows that planned benefit cuts could push between 1 and 3 million people into poverty.

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The crisis in local funding for arts and culture

Our new report highlights the long-standing crisis in arts and culture funding, fuelled by a decade of government cuts, that has left community arts and culture extremely vulnerable to lockdown, especially outside London.

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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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