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A new policy agenda

John Mills

There is little doubt that Fabian Society members voted overwhelmingly for Remain rather than Leave in the recent EU referendum. Leave won, however, because of huge discontent among Labour voters who were not convinced that the EU was good for them. In particular, they believed that EU policies were not in their interest but that…

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A national action plan

Geoff Tily

A national action plan to protect the economy and begin to repair the country In the wake of the vote to leave the European Union two immediate actions are necessary: supporting the economy through the present extreme uncertainty and preventing recession; and in doing so, starting to deal with the severe cleavage indicated by the…

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The genius and limitation of the Swedish model

Carl Rowlands

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Olaf Palme, Sweden’s Social Democrat prime minister, only so far warranting minimal attention in the British media. However, in Sweden, Palme, and his assassination, remain a constant source of fascination. His domestic policies, perhaps surprisingly, were regarded at the time as being centrist, placing him…

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