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Time for renewal

Following on from the local election results, Margaret Curran thinks it time for Scottish Labour to up it game. With the SNP and the Tories determined to replay the referendum,…

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Keeping it local

Our national manager in Scotland, Katherine Sangster offers some thoughts on her first experience as a candidate. As a candidate in the upcoming council elections, over the last few months or so I…

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Scotland, the Union, and Brexit: What Now for Scotland?

  Towards the end of last year the Scottish Fabians held a conference in Edinburgh to discuss the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.  With Brexit…

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Politics in Crisis by Kate Green MP

Politics is in crisis – both internationally and here at home. Trump, Brexit and the rise of populism and nationalism pose a huge challenge and threat to a weakened left,…

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What now for Scotland?

Scotland, the Union, and Brexit On Saturday 8 October the Scottish Fabians held a conference in Edinburgh to discuss the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. With…

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Progressive patriotism: John Denham’s speech to Scottish Fabians conference

The voters of the UK have taken, by a small but decisive margin, the biggest foreign and domestic policy decision of the past 40 years. In the process it has…

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Osborne’s Gramscian supremacy

A new Compass paper, The Osborne Supremacy, interprets the successful strategy the Conservatives have pursued since 2005 in Gramscian terms, and considers the prospects for an effective Labour response.

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Tsunami: Scotland’s Democratic Revolution

Tsunami: Scotland’s Democratic Revolution is the third in Iain Macwhirter’s series of books attempting to map Scotland’s fast changing political landscape. It is indicative of the extraordinary speed with things are moving – and Macwhirter’s industry – that this is the third book he has published in two years.

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Hope is essential for change

Ann McKechin on the need for political leadership that gives real grounds for hope.

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Reflect, Renew and Rebuild: a review of our one day conference

Reflect, Renew and Rebuild, our one day conference on 30 May at the STUC, Glasgow, offered an opportunity to consider Scottish Labour’s electoral collapse and how the party can start to move forward.