Why we should empower communities to protect nature

Melanie Smallman

The rise in Green party membership has been big political news recently, putting environmental issues firmly on the election map. And while many appear to be drawn to the Green party’s apparent commitment to equality and fairness, as well as to their green policies, the irony is all three of these are the very issues…


Not-for-profits and the NHS

Andrew Harrop

As expected, Andy Burnham’s Ten Year Plan for Health and Care today confirmed that under Labour NHS institutions will be the ‘preferred provider’. The party is clear that if it wins power, the Lansley experiment is over and independent services will only play a supporting role. But the pledge that followed in the document was…


The link between ideas and action

Seema Malhotra MP

Political conferences all have their own brands, and their own ideas to promote. The very best will be designed to address fundamental and current questions of debate, key choices we need to make as a society and the principles guiding those choices. For the Fabian Society, solid economic growth along side strong public services, effective…