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Shaping the campaign

Patrick Diamond

The opinion polls currently point towards a general election result for the Labour party so catastrophic it leads to a political earthquake and the long-term realignment of British politics. Theresa May’s Conservatives are significantly ahead on critical indicators of electoral performance: party affiliation; leadership strength; economic competence. The irony, however, is that beyond Brexit this…

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Contemporary collectivism

Gerald Holtham

 It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. Attributed to Mark Twain Rapid or profound change can wrong-foot anyone. Political parties in the UK now face a challenge. Economic developments are making a number of public attitudes out of date or even obsolete….

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What workers think about work, and how politics should respond

Cameron Tait

Last week’s employment figures showed the UK’s employment rate continues to remain at record levels, which will no doubt give Philip Hammond confidence going in to the Autumn Statement. But there’s growing unease about the quality of work that is being produced, from low pay and low productivity to exploitative contracts. But how do these…

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Flexibility in the workplace: friend or foe?

Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR

Fabians Cymru fringe at Welsh Labour women's conference Fabians Cymru will be hosting a free lunchtime fringe event at this year's Welsh Labour Women's conference, discussing flexibility in the workplace (speakers TBC). This is a lunchtime session and will begin...

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