David Clark – former adviser to Robin Cook – argues that the left must rethink Trident from first principles, and focus on today’s security challenges
Labour councillor Jack Scott argues that there are three types of aspiration, and that Labour must appeal to all three in order to win in 2020.
Sonny Leong gives practical tips to help Labour live up to its values of diversity, of internationalism, of equality and of openness.
Tristram Hunt MP: Labour’s moral mission
On December 7 2015, Tristram Hunt MP delivered a speech on inequality and social mobility in modern Britain to the Fabian Society.
Responsiveness, membership development and connectivity are just some of the areas we need to work on to better equip our party for the 2020s and beyond, says Jonathan Ashworth MP.
Labour’s In campaign must build a ‘people’s case’ for Europe
It’s Labour’s traditional ‘base’ that their ‘In’ campaign should focus its efforts on trying to persuade, argues Research Director Olivia Bailey.
Karl Pike goes back to Eduard Bernstein and Anthony Crosland argues that the debate the left is currently having needs a healthy dose of revisionism to be worth its salt.
Richard Brooks asks why Labour is failing to land its punches when it comes to the Tories’ compassionate narrative, and say it must re-write the public story on why people become poor.
The Art of Opposition
During Labour conference, we asked shadow cabinet members, Labour MPs and commentators for their take on how Labour can be an effective and dynamic opposition party. Members including Kate Green, Ivan Lewis, Mike Gapes and Chris Evans wrote on subjects ranging from Labour’s positioning on welfare to how the party can influence foreign policy.
At this Fabian fringe event, our panelists – including Kate Green MP, Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Tim Montgomerie and John McTernan – discussed the state of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn’s performance in the early stages of his leadership, and the challenges and opportunities for the party as it seeks to rebuild.
Analysis by general secretary Andrew Harrop suggests that Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to target young people is a strategic mistake because of the increasing electoral power of the over-65s.
General secretary Andrew Harrop argues that many of Corbyn’s solutions are based on dogma, not evidence, and that poorer families would be the first to suffer if Corbynomics were to lead to higher prices or fewer jobs or affordable housing.
For Labour to rediscover its purpose, it needs first to understand the remarkable rise of Jeremy Corbyn, writes Olivia Bailey, Research Director of the Fabian Society.
Andrew Harrop, general secretary of the Fabian Society, congratulates the new leader of the Labour party on an historic victory. However, he warns, Jeremy Corbyn must seek out challenging new ideas if he is to become electable, not hark back to the certainties of the 1980s. Labour must face the future.
Jeremy Corbyn set out his final leadership pitch in a collection of Fabian essays published in August. In Leading Labour, he condemns “machine politics” which sees elections as a game to win, and says Labour must become an anti-austerity movement.