Andrew Harrop

Andrew Harrop

Andrew Harrop is the General Secretary of the Fabian Society

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ELECTION REACTION: The staging post to power?

Andrew Harrop

A Labour prime minister did not enter 10 Downing Street today. But the June election must still be chalked up as a huge success for the Labour party and a personal triumph for Jeremy Corbyn. To go from 30 per cent of the vote to 40 per cent in the space of two years is…

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The age election

Andrew Harrop

The 2017 election could mark an unprecedented and remarkable divergence in the way different age groups vote. If the opinion polls are anything like accurate, the expected Conservative victory will be almost entirely the responsibility of voters over the age of 50. The polls suggest that Labour will be crushed when it comes to the…

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Ambitions for Britain

Andrew Harrop

Labour enters this election travelling light. It has a handful of decent policy pledges, mainly recycled from Ed Miliband’s manifesto and Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaigns. But election policies are meant to be the icing on the cake. The cake itself is the thinking and feeling that imbues the party; the relationships it builds and the…