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A one-off wealth tax

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The repercussions of the global financial crisis still shape European politics. First, large public deficits developed as governments, in order to avoid a global depression, bailed out banks and propped up economies. This gave an opening to politicians on the right to place deficit reduction as the central economic task in the mind of the…


Archive: Jo Cox on progressive internationalism

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In December 2015 Jo Cox wrote her first essay for the Fabian Society, as part of our pamphlet Outward to the World. We hoped then that it would be her first of many Fabian publications, not the last. In ‘A new progressive internationalism’ Jo called for the left to ‘rebuild the case for a progressive…


Here for good: UKIP and Labour after the referendum

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However the vote turns out, the referendum on Britain’s EU membership on 23 June represents a triumph for UKIP. The issue the party was founded to address – Britain’s membership of the EU – is being put before the whole population. UKIP, along with Eurosceptics in other parties, have been given a once in a…