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19 August 2020


Join the Fabians today to receive a copy of the Summer 2020 Fabian Review and Better Off, our new report on the left’s economic policy priorities after the coronavirus shock and ensuing recession.

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Cultured Communities

7 September 2020

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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16 September 2020

LISA NANDY MP: In the darkest of times, the UK must once again act as a progressive force in the world.

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The Fabian Review

Summer 2020, Volume 132 - No.2

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at Britain's handling of the coronavirus crisis, featuring Glen O'Hara, Lisa Nandy MP, Lynne Segal and Jo Littler, plus Kate Murray interviews Liam Byrne MP.

Also in this issue: Jermain Jackman calls for a black British renaissance; Deborah Coles talks prisons and the pandemic; Kevin Kennedy Ryan on the art of the visual political message; and Leo Panitch on the Labour's shift back to the centre.

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Raw deals

17 September 2020

NICK DEARDEN: As the government’s negotiations with the United States show, trade rules and our economy at large need urgent reform.

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A moment of reckoning

16 September 2020

LISA NANDY MP: In the darkest of times, the UK must once again act as a progressive force in the world.

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Repairing care

15 September 2020

LYNNE SEGAL AND JO LITTLER: We are in urgent need of a politics that puts care at its heart.

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Libertarian leanings

28 August 2020

CHRISTABEL COOPER: There is a growing disconnect between the views of Tory MPs and their voters for the left to capitalise on.

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The adults in the room

25 August 2020

Can the UK’s leadership vacuum be filled? Glen O’Hara takes a look.

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Growing pressure

21 August 2020

DARREN HUGHES: Labour members are calling for proportional representation. It is time for the leadership to listen.

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Better off

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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The self-employment justice gap

The case for online dispute resolution

This report makes the case for an online dispute resolution (ODR) service for self-employed workers and explores the role such a service could provide. It shows that self-employed workers face challenges distinct from employees and argues for new sys...

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Public Service Futures

Welfare States in the Digital Age

In this collection, contributors from across Europe and the UK offer an insight into how the 2020s can be a time of great possibility for public services, with huge potential for new technologies to meet our shared needs and strong public interest in...

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Let Us Face The Future Again

Wes Streeting MP

After a disastrous election result, Wes Streeting MP sets out a Labour programme which can win again and, in so doing, improve the lives of millions. In the spirit of the 1945 Labour manifesto, he suggests it is time for Labour to face the future aga...

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Path to power

The Fabian leadership essays

As Labour members and supporters cast their votes for the person they most trust to meet the challenges ahead, we asked all three leadership contenders to set out their priorities for leading the party back to power. Here, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa N...

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Framing the Future

A new pensions commission

A joint report from the Fabian Society and Bright Blue calls for a new pensions commission and presents plans for how it should work

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Where next?

Reforming social security over the next 10 years

A revolution in social security is needed after the general election including a 1-year emergency plan and a 10-year blueprint for reform, according to a new Fabian Society report published after 9 months of consultation.

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People not problems

Politicians respond to five experiences of severe and multiple disadvantage

People not Problems sets out the real-life challenges of those facing severe and multiple disadvantage and asks policymakers to respond.

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Everyday Socialism

How to rebuild Britain

Good jobs, responsible employers and prosperous communities are the foundation of a thriving economy. How can we ensure that they are available to everyone, no matter where they live?

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Beyond affordability

What tenants want from rent controls

New Fabian Society research reveals that renters’ support for rent controls is motivated by more than just saving money, with the results suggesting private renters want rent regulation to tackle insecurity and unfair treatment.

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Progressive federalism

A different way of looking at the UK

A new Fabian Society report argues progressive federalism is better than independence for Scotland.

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Capital gains

A global city in a changing world

Capital Gains presents proposals to Sadiq Khan for his second term as London mayor.

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