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The migrant crisis: how many more must die?

Rex Ejimonyeabala

The image of a young, lifeless, Syrian boy – now named as Aylan Kurdi – lying face down on the beach, his death the result of his family’s desperate attempt to reach Greece by boat, has thrown into sharp relief the human cost of the European Migrant Crisis. Yet a seemingly unequivocal humanitarian issue has…

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A new public realm: Notes from urban India

Andrew Harrop

For anyone with a feel for recent British history, it was a heart-breaking scene: a brand new estate of social housing blocks, sat on the edge of city. The residents newly ‘decanted’ miles from their jobs and social networks, with very little public transport. And a school, purpose built for the community, which the parents…


Public opinion and the EU

Mark Diffley

With the prospect of an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) looming in the next few years, you might expect the issue to be exercising voters ahead of May’s election. On the face of it, however, we do not appear overly concerned about the EU; looking at data aggregated over the…


Fabian Summer Conference: Green Labour

Come and join the Fabian Society on July 6th at our Summer conference entitled Green Labour. We are delighted to announce that our morning keynote will be given by Will Hutton. Our Summer Conference will take place at the...


Next Generation Europe: Policy Report Launch

Committee Room 12, Houses of Parliament

Come and join the Fabians as we launch our new policy report in association with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung entitled, 'Next Generation Europe'. The event will feature contributions from Shadow Europe Minister Emma Reynolds MP as well as the report's authors. The...


Why Europe? The left’s answer

Park Crescent Conference Centre, International students house, near 229 Great Portland St

Thank you to all those who attended our Europe Conference on Saturday 16th February. The day attracted over 200 delegates and saw great debates from participants from a variety of backgrounds. If you'd like to read Douglas Alexander's speech,...


Britain and Europe

Amnesty International UK, London

In, out or somewhere in betweeen? Our Fabian & European Commission Conference was held on Saturday 19 February 2011 The conference assessed which vision of Britain's future relationship with Europe was right for us. Baroness Shirley Williams gave the...


Back to Earth

Ania Skrzypek-Claassens, Ed Wallis