Shifting the balance

Len Duvall

If we’re to see the true realisation of the devolution agenda, then London must be granted tax raising powers. That much is obvious. Greater financial autonomy for our capital is vital in securing London’s growth and that can only be a good thing for the rest of the UK. It defies logic that our city’s…


The worst and the best British prime ministers

Dick Leonard

Britain has had 53 prime ministers. Who were the worst, and the best of these? For me, the criterion is not whether I agree or disagree with their policies. If it were, I should certainly include Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron among the worst. What I am seeking is to determine how effective they were…

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Never Again: Lessons from Labour’s key seats

Andrew Adonis

The polls were the source of false hope. Not just national polls but constituency polls, which appeared to give a more fine-grained and accurate picture of what was happening on the ground. In fact, what the national polls showed in England was practically a dead heat on voting intentions, but with a signif­icant deficit for…


What should the Chancellor do in this year’s Autumn Statement?

Association of British Insurers, 51 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HQ

The Fabian Society and Reform are delighted to invite you to a debate in the run up to this year’s Autumn Statement: "What should the Chancellor do in this year's Autumn Statement?" 2 December 2013, 12.30 to 14.00...


2030 Vision

Future Spending Choices Commission




Andy Burnham MP



No Right Turn

Andrew Harrop, Natan Doron