Andrew Harrop

Andrew Harrop

Andrew Harrop is the General Secretary of the Fabian Society

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Resowing the seeds

Andrew Harrop

The 1993 film Groundhog Day, which has just been turned into a West End musical, is the story of a man who re-lives the same day again and again, and finds that it is torture. Could this be the fate of the left in Britain – except that it is one year that is to…

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Support for Brexit linked to unequal public spending

Andrew Harrop

Since the early hours of 24th June there has been a mountain of comment and analysis on the causes of the Leave victory and the polarised attitudes which the EU referendum revealed. However, one issue has so far attracted little attention: the relationship between Brexit sentiments and the UK’s fiscal geography. Fabian Society analysis shows that those regions and nations which have been ‘winners’ when it comes to public spending were also the most pro-remain. The allocation of government expenditure may therefore help explain what happened in June, and suggest answers to where…

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Still a mountain to climb

Andrew Harrop

Just after the 2015 election the Fabian Society published The Mountain to Climb, a short research paper which demonstrated just how hard it will be for Labour to win a majority at the next election, once new constituency boundaries are in place. Yesterday draft boundaries for England and Wales were published for consultation, enabling us…