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The Age of Trump

Foreign policy challenges for the left

The first months of Donald Trump’s presidency have been turbulent ones. We have come to expect the unexpected from the showman in the White House and his team. How should the left respond in these uncertain times?
Edited by Ian Kearns and Kate Murray
April 2017

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This Woman Can

1997, women and Labour

In 1997, a Labour government swept to power promising to transform our country. And the election of 101 women to the government benches promised to transform our politics too. Featuring contributions from the 1997 generation as well as those who followed in their footsteps.
Edited by Sally Keeble
March 2017

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Spring 2017

Fabian Review

This edition of Fabian Review focuses on whether the European left can make a comeback with Philippe Marliere on France's radical reformer and Eunice Goes on social democracy's renewal, plus Kate Murray interviews Angela Rayner MP.
Also in this issue: Polly Toynbee and David Walker.

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Local and National

How the public wants the NHS to be both

It is early days for the devolution of healthcare, but NHS localism has the potential to transform how public services are delivered in England. What does the public think about health devolution?
Edited by Tobias Phibbs
March 2017

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At the Crossroads

The future of British retail

This is the report from the Fabian Society’s retail taskforce. The report finds that changes in the retail landscape could lead to more than 1 million job losses or a race to the bottom on working conditions.
By Cameron Tait
January 2017

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Progressive principles for Brexit negotiations

Foreword by Keir Starmer and the shadow Brexit team

Progressives must accept and respect the result of the EU referendum, and come together to shape the Brexit negotiations. That starts by learning the lessons of the referendum.
By Joe Carberry and Olivia Bailey
January 2017

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Stuck

How Labour is too weak to win, and too strong to die

The Labour Party is too weak to win the next election – whether it takes place in 2017 or 2020. But it is also too strong to be displaced, according to this analysis.
By Andrew Harrop
January 2017

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Outsiders

Ideas to improve BAME representation in the Labour party

This report looks at the underrepresentation of people from BAME backgrounds in tthe Labour party and outlines ways to address the issue.
By Adebusuyi Adeyemi and Olivia Bailey
December 2016

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Winter 2016

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on how Labour should look to the local for a route back into power with Jim McMahon MP, Sarah Hayward, Jessica Studdert and Andrew Harrop, plus Mary Riddell interviews Keir Starmer MP.
Also in this issue: a US special with James Morris, Thom Brooks on migration and Rachel Reeves on the pioneering woman MP Alice Bacon.

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A Sense of Belonging

Building a more socially integrated society

This collection of essays provides ideas from the left and right on how best to create an inclusive, modern citizenship for us all.
Edited by Kate Murray, Tobias Phibbs and Laura Round
December 2016

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The crisis in the justice system in England & Wales

The Bach Commission on Access to Justice

The first stage of work by the Bach Commission on Access to Justice finds much more needs to be done to provide justice for all.
By the Bach Commission
November 2016

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A good day's work

What workers think about work, and how politics should respond

Four in five workers in Britain enjoy their jobs, but job insecurity is on the rise and for a group of one in 10 workers – over 3 million people – work is not providing the fulfilment it should.
By Cameron Tait
November 2016.

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Who speaks to England?

Labour's English challenge

This collection explores what it means to be English and how the left can build an authentic English radicalism.
Edited by Tobias Phibbs
October 2016

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Green Places

Putting the local environment at the heart of the devolution agenda

The local environment can be the 'green thread' that binds devolution deals together.
Edited by Ed Wallis and Claire Sewell
October 2016

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An Inclusive Future

Ensuring disabled people play a key role in the changing world of work

The essays in this collection offer hope for a more inclusive economy in which disabled employees can play a full part.
Edited by Cameron Tait
September 2016

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Politics by People

A new charter for democratic reform, written by activists from across the Labour movement

A six-point charter to reset and reinvigorate our democracy.
By Olivia Bailey
September 2016

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Autumn 2016

Fabian Review

This edition of Fabian Review looks at the calls for a British patriotic vision to bring the country together again and the rediscovery of English socialism with Ben Jackson, Tom Kelsey, Jon Wilson and Andrew Harrop, plus Mary Riddell interviews Neil Kinnock.

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Facing the Unknown

Building a progressive response to Brexit

Essays setting out 11 principles for a progressive Brexit.
Edited by Olivia Bailey
September 2016

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