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Spring 2019: Fabian Review


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.

Also in this issue: Danny Dorling argues the crises which have engulfed this government should not blind us to what the Conservatives do best.

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The never-failing spring

5 July 2019

BEN COOPER: With public libraries closing, more must be done to make books available at school.

Continue reading Class / Education / Inequality / Public Services
Book review

Public privileges

20 June 2019

SALLY PRENTICE: An account of independent schools underlines the clear case for reform.

Continue reading Education / Inequality / Public Services

Hungry for change

28 May 2019

EMMA LEWELL-BUCK MP: Millions of people across the UK struggle to find enough to eat.

Continue reading Class / Conservatives / Economy / Health / Inequality / Poverty

Turning left

14 May 2019

The shift leftwards among younger people is an international phenomenon. Keir Milburn explores the reasons why.

Continue reading Class / Democracy / Economy / Inequality

A game plan for the left

29 April 2019

ANAND MENON: Politicians are struggling to attract support in a nation where how you feel about Brexit matters more than anything else but there is a way of overcoming the tribalism.

Continue reading Brexit / Conservatives / Elections / Labour party
Long read

Backwards glance

26 April 2019

DIANNE HAYTER: The breakaway by the Independent Group is the most serious split in Labour since the SDP was formed. Big lessons need to be learned by the party from what went on then.

Continue reading Brexit / Elections / Labour party

Failing to plan

24 April 2019

ROBERTA BLACKMAN-WOODS MP: We need a change to planning rules for the sake of our high streets and housing.

Continue reading Economy / Housing / Inequality

On the rocks

23 April 2019

ANN PETTIFOR: The Conservatives have steered the economy into one disaster after another. Now Labour must chart a different course.

Continue reading Conservatives / Economy / Elections / Labour party

Off the table

18 April 2019

FABIAN HAMILTON MP: The failure of the Trump-Kim summit represents a missed opportunity for the world.

Continue reading Defence / Foreign policy / International relations / Labour party
Long read

The wreckers

16 April 2019

DANNY DORLING: The crises which have engulfed this government should not blind us to the fact that the Conservatives are supremely successful at what they do best.

Continue reading Class / Conservatives / Education / Housing / Inequality

Drifting apart?

15 April 2019

ANDREW HARROP: Labour has been right to seek a compromise on Brexit. But the divisions within the party and beyond now run deep.

Continue reading Brexit / Democracy / Labour party

Against the odds

11 April 2019

Since the referendum was announced through to the Brexit negotiations, politicians and commentators have failed to predict which way the wind is blowing. Is Richard Corbett the exception? Kate Murray talks to Labour’s leader in the European parliament.

Continue reading Brexit / Labour party / European Union

Kate Murray

Kate Murray is the editor of the Fabian Review.


Vanesha Singh

Vanesha Singh is the assistant editor at the Fabian Society.


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