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Consent and public spending

Andrew Harrop

Exploring new models of taxation After the financial crisis, when tax revenues collapsed and public deficits soared, social democrats sought new ways of pursuing social justice which were less reliant on public spending. They rightly focused on the reform of markets, on tax justice and on expanding collectivist, non-market spaces outside the confines of the…

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What next for Brexit?

John Mills

There was a time not long ago when the British stand on Brexit, reflected in both the Labour and Conservative general election manifestos, seemed fairly straightforward. The UK would leave the single market, withdraw from the European Economic Area (EEA), exit the EU customs union and negotiate a free trade deal, covering goods and services,…

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While the superficial sunshine lasts

Chris Nicholas

In going for an early election focused on Brexit, the Conservative government knows even the superficially good economic news is unlikely to last. Four years of GDP growth, high levels of employment, the deficit down to pre-2008 levels and the stock exchange at record highs might all suggest the sun is shining on the British…

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Anatomy: Banking Reforms

With the impending reforms to the Banking sector, the Young Fabians Future of Finance Network invites you to join our analysis of the banking reforms whitepaper with Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury,  Rachel Reeves MP. Tuesday, 4th September 2012...

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Scrub Up: Banking reforms

Drink, Shop and Do, 9 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX

The Young Fabian Future of Finance Network is hosting an round table discussion on Banking Reform. 7:00pm, Thursday 16th August 2012, from 19:00. Drink, Shop and Do, 9 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX This event will provide direction and...

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Fairness and Responsibility in an Unequal Society

The Senate Room, Senate House, University of London

In the wake of the financial crisis there has been a renewed interested in issues of fairness and responsibility. But what do these notions really mean? And how should they be applied to the social issues of our time?...