poverty

Putting poverty at the heart of the 2015 election

Alan Milburn

Many thanks to the Fabian Society and Bright Blue for organising today’s event and to the Fabians for your important Inequality 2030 report.  Thanks are also due to the Webb Memorial Trust for supporting today’s event and for the work that you do to put poverty on the public policy map. Putting the issue on…

Green Europe

Labour and Europe: A time for conviction

Andrew Coulson, Robert Ladrech

In his speech at the Labour party conference in September 2014, Ed Miliband said: Better together, across the United Kingdom. But also better together, true to our traditions of internationalism. And nowhere is this more true than when it comes to Europe and the European Union. Friends, let me say plainly: our future lies in…

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Inequality 2030

Andrew Harrop

The UK has faced almost 10 years of falling living standards. Projections say poverty and inequality are on the rise. And there is still a huge hole in the public finances which limits, for now, the scope for public spending to bring solutions. So it is easy to be gloomy. But too often politicians sound…