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2030 Vision and disability

Andrew Harrop

On Wednesday Sue Marsh reviewed ‘2030 Vision’ and called into question the approach the Fabian commission took to supporting disabled people. Our report has two time frames: it looked at the first few years of the next parliament; and at the next twenty years. On the latter, the commission’s conclusions are very clearly focused on…

work

Welcome to… DWP

Andrew Harrop

Taking on the work and pensions brief should be the dream job for a senior Labour politician. DWP is the largest spending department, a symbol of the cradle-to-grave welfare state; and it is pivotal to two central Labour issues: inequality and labour. But as Rachel Reeves steps into the role of Shadow Secretary of State,…

parliament

How to build a one nation state

Andrew Harrop

The idea of ‘stewardship’ is a Fabian riposte to the recent (mis)characterization of its rich tradition of democratic collectivism as the embodiment of the evils of ‘big state’. State collectivism, with its national purview, long-termism and sense of agency, must have an enduring role if we are to create a better society than the one…

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