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Winter 2013

Fabian Review

In our final edition of 2013, the Fabian Review looks at the year ahead for Labour and assesses why 2014 might be the last chance for Labour's radicals to assert themselves ahead of the general election with contributions from Sunder Katwala, Emma Burnell and a number of MPs commenting on what Labour's focus for the next year should be.

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Green Europe

Reconciling the local and the global

Many environmental problems need international solutions. This report argues that governments and environmental campaigners have to spend more time thinking through how communities hear about and experience environmental and European policy at a very local level.
By Natan Doron
December 2013

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Our London

The capital beyond 2015

London doesn't need to be a tale of two cities. This collection brings together contributors to consider how the divides in our capital can be bridged.
Edited by Sadiq Khan
December 2013

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The Real Life State

Putting dignity at the heart of our public services

We can strengthen our political discussion by understanding the moral passions that drive us and articulating them more clearly than we do now. Knowing what we stand for helps us communicate with those whose support we need - and will help us deliver for them once we've won.
By Alison McGovern MP
November 2013

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Forward

The change Labour still needs

Barack Obama changed the rules of politics. Now Labour must do the same. Obama 2012 is the model for building an organisation based around a singular focus on winning.
Edited by Marcus Roberts
November 2013

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Here Today

The uncertain future of the Post Office network

The privatisation of Royal Mail now makes a consideration of the long-term future of both the Post Office network and Royal Mail an urgent priority. The government should therefore prioritise plans to use the Post Office to provide a greater number of services.
By Natan Doron
November 2013

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2030 Vision

The final report of the Fabian Society Commission on Future Spending Choices

The report looks at spending pressures over the next two decades and how government might respond and also makes recommendations about how to improve the process, planning, and effectiveness of public spending.
October 2013

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Autumn 2013

Fabian Review

In our 2013 conference edition, the Fabian Review profiles 'Labour's Next Majority', electoral analysis from Deputy General Secretary Marcus Roberts who highlights the importance of Lib Dem switchers, new and non voters and a sliver of Conservatives to 'Miliband's Majority'.

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The Road to Full Employment

How we rebuild social security for 21st century Britain

This pamphlet pulls together ideas from all over Britain about how we rebuild a country of full employment - ideas based on Labour values.
By Liam Byrne MP
September 2013

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Labour's Next Majority

The 40% strategy

The combination of the recession and the coalition government has opened up new pools of prospective voters for Labour, particularly former Liberal Democrats and new voters (including first-time voters and voters who did not vote in 2010).
By Marcus Roberts
September 2013

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All of our Business

Building better relationships between government and industry

This collection reveals new YouGov polling on the economy and business and explores ideas to build a much closer relationship between government and industry.
Edited by Anya Pearson and Ed Wallis
September 2013

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Reflection and Renewal

Where next for the left in Israel?

This report seeks to broaden and deepen the British Labour party’s understanding of the political context in Israel and, in particular, the challenges and opportunities currently faced by the political left. It hopes to better develop the kind of shared political understanding and analysis that helps parties of the left win power across the globe.
Edited by Natan Doron and Sofie Jenkinson
July 2013

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A Presumption of Equality

The changing face of old age and what it means for fairness

Politicians should adopt a ‘presumption of equality’ between age groups. Policies should not be designed on the assumption that age is a good proxy for low income; instead older people should only receive special treatment when there is a clear rationale and evidence.
By Andrew Harrop.
July 2013

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Summer 2013

Fabian Review

The summer Fabian Review features new research on growing inequality and highlights why Labour needs to rediscover its egalitarian core. With Howard Reed on why the coalition's benefit reforms are a speeded-up version of Thatcherism; Kate Bell on the arguments for investing in childhood; Andrew Simms asks 'do we want to grow forever?' and Mary Riddell speaks to Arnie Graf, the influential adviser to Ed Miliband on Labour's community-organising revolution.

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Together

A vision of whole person care for a 21st century health and care service

Whole person care is a vision for a truly integrated service, not just battling disease and infirmity, but able to aspire to give all people a complete state of physical, mental and social wellbeing.
Edited by Andy Burnham.
July 2013

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Spending Wisely

Principles for a good spending review

This is the first report of the Fabian Commission on Future Spending Choices which was established to consider the public spending options for a government coming to power in 2015.
June 2013

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Home Truths

How to change attitudes to housing benefit

This research confirms that the public politics of housing benefit is complicated and dominated by negative attitudes towards claimants. But the research also demonstrates ways in which a more nuanced and positive debate can be fostered. This more positive debate is crucial for the fight against homelessness and poverty in the coming years.
By Natan Doron and Robert Tinker.
June 2013

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Pensions at work, that work

Completing the unfinished pensions revolution

This pamphlet sets out a series of reforms to ensure that the occupational pensions in which most Britons save provide value for money.
By Andy Tarrant and Gregg McClymont MP.
May 2013

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