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The right to a decent home

Kate Murray

Elections used to be won and lost on housing. From 1918 when Lloyd George promised homes fit for heroes to 1945, when the Labour manifesto proclaimed that housing was ‘one of the greatest and one of the earliest tests of a government’s real determination to put the nation first’, and from 1951, when the Conservatives…

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Homelessness: a co-operative solution

Wayne Simmons

With the Co-Operative party celebrating its centenary this year, Wayne Simmons looks at how co-operative approaches can be employed to address a social injustice close to his heart: homelessness. It’s Christmas Day, 1998, and I’m surrounded by Belfast’s homeless. The first day at my new job as a support worker with a local hostel for…

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Radical solutions

Duncan Bowie

With the government’s delayed housing white paper expected any day, it is opportune for progressives to review the alternative options to the approach being pursued by the current government. While the new housing minister, Gavin Barwell, has indicated a shift away from the approach of the Cameron regime and a recognition that rented housing may…

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2013 Party Conference Roundtables

Our Party Conference roundtables are private invitation-only events. Attendance will be restricted to just 20 people in order to ensure a quality discussion. The events will also be held under the Chatham House Rule. Labour Party Conference All of...

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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...

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Home Truths

Natan Doron, Robert Tinker

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