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                      21 April 2020

                      EARLY LESSONS

                      ANNELIESE DODDS MP: We cannot allow the chance to create a fairer country to be squandered once the coronavirus crisis is over.

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                      THE NEW TRIBALISM

                      4 May 2020

                      DAVID LAMMY MP: To combat polarisation, British identity must be rebuilt with inclusiveness, openness and hope at its centre.

                      Continue reading Public Services / Culture / Democracy / Immigration

                      STARK WARNINGS

                      30 April 2020

                      NEENA MODI: It is no surprise that the NHS is struggling in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.

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                      The Fabian Review

                      Spring 2020, Volume 132 - No.1

                      This edition of the Fabian Review looks at Labour's new leader in a crisis-hit world featuring Tim Heppell, Anneliese Dodds MP and David Coats, plus a special on the state of the union with Ian Murray MP, Harriet Protheroe Davis and Sarah Creighton.

                      Also in this issue: Neena Modi on the fragility of the NHS; David Lammy MP talks tribes; Brianna Craft on coronavirus and the climate emergency; Patti Tamara Lenard debates denationalisation.

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                      Spontaneous solidarity

                      27 April 2020

                      Austerity has weakened our institutional ability to respond to this crisis. Myria Georgiou explores how hyperlocal digital activism is filling the gaps.

                      Continue reading Culture / Health / Public Services

                      Post-crisis cuts

                      22 April 2020

                      PATRICK GEDDIS: Austerity failed to get us out of the last recession - we need a better plan for this one.

                      Continue reading Economy / Conservatives / Labour party

                      Great possibilities

                      20 April 2020

                      ANDREW HARROP: It is the right moment to take stock of Europe’s public services and consider their future over the next 10 to 15 years.

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                      Eco-fascism on the rise

                      17 April 2020

                      LORNA POWELL: Coronavirus is not solving the world’s environmental problems – there is nothing to celebrate about the loss of human life.

                      Continue reading Environment / Health / Justice

                      An inclusive recovery

                      9 April 2020

                      RAYHAN HAQUE: The economic victims of coronavirus need a job guarantee.

                      Continue reading Work / Economy

                      Congratulations to Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner

                      3 April 2020

                      The Fabian Society sends warmest congratulations to Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner who are both active members of the society

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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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