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What vacuum?

Joe England

Are the more than half a million members of the Labour party really ‘intellectually incoherent’? I joined the Labour party in 1958 when Hugh Gaitskell was the leader. Two years later I joined the Fabian Society. Sometime during the Blair years I left the party, one of the 250,000 who did so. I had been…

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The rise of the golems

Allen Simpson

Anti-establishment politics will always end in tears for mainstream parties, argues Allen Simpson Modern politicians seem to be in perpetual competition to be the most anti-establishment. This is not just a recent phenomenon. Tony Blair’s glottal stop, Bill Clinton’s saxophone and Ronald Reagan’s cowboy hat predate Corbyn’s bicycle clips by decades, but they are part…

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The blame game

Stephen Crossley

Poor places are not responsible for their own poverty and nor do the people who live there cause their own stigmatisation, argues Stephen Crossley “Certain milieus gather reputations for moral inferiority, squalor, violence, and social pathology, and consequently they objectify the fantasy of the dreadful enclosure… According to the stereotype, housing projects are loci in…

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US Elections 2016 – what will it mean for us?

Committee Room 11, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AA

Wednesday 29 June | 18.30-20.00 | Committee Room 11, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 1AAThe 2016 presidential primary campaign in the United States has been widely heralded as one of the most unpredictable of recent memory. The Fabian Society...

Europe

Public attitudes to the EU Referendum

Wednesday 20 April 2016 18.30 - 20.00 Grimond Room, Portcullis House, London, SW1A 2LW   [<a href="//storify.com/TheFabians/public-attitudes-to-the-eu-referendum" target="_blank">View the story "Public attitudes to the EU Referendum" on Storify</a>] ...

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New Year Conference 2014

Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

We are delighted to announce that our 2014 New Year Conference will take place on Saturday 25th January 2014. The keynote speaker for our conference will be the shadow chancellor of the exchequer, Ed Balls. Confirmed speakers so...

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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...

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Fabian AGM 2013

Conference Hall, Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3RB

Our AGM is an opportunity for all members to have their say in the Fabian Society's policy direction. As with every year, we will host a discussion ahead of the formal business of our AGM. These discussions are based...

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Greater Manchester Fabians: The Socialist Way Book Launch

People's History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester, Lancashire M3 3ER

The Fabian Society is proud to extend this invite from the Greater Manchester Fabians - in association with the People's History Museum and IB Tauris - to its wider membership. The event will celebrate the publication of 'The Socialist Way', a major...

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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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Andrew Harrop

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