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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…

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Breaking the cycle: How to make the case for radical prison reform

Sara Hyde

Against a backdrop of persistently high reoffending rates and the current mess being made of a world-respected probation service, steps in the right direction are emerging from the shadow justice team that should break into a confident stride come May. We have never needed it more. Academics, commentators and prison workers are sounding the alarm…

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The reasons Labour is committed to constitutional reform

Stephen Twigg MP

Constitutional reform is a policy area that encompasses a wide range of challenges. There are classically thorny issues of our democratic settlement, such as reform of the House of Lords. There are the practicalities of our democracy, such as voter registration – the fact that around eight million eligible voters aren’t even registered to vote…