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Launch of Scottish Fabian Women’s Network

We were very excited to launch the Scottish Fabian Women’s Network in June.   Kezia Dugdale kindly hosted the launch in the Scottish Parliament and speaking afterwards said “The Women’s…

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Will Corbyn end up coming to May’s rescue? by Noel Foy

The second great European debate drags on, generating much heat and absorbing vast amounts of media attention and parliamentary time. Depending on your point of view, a new golden age…

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SCOTLAND NEEDS A NEW WAR ON POVERTY by Andrew Hilland

Few political leaders capture my imagination quite like Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. President Johnson’s “War on Poverty”, a package of government initiatives aimed at…

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This History Man

Richard Leonard sees himself fixed firmly in Labour’s radical tradition. But he’s also determined to make the party in Scotland fit for the future, he tells Kate Murray, Editor of…

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Futures of Work

At Scottish Labour Conference we hosted “Scotland’s Future; Jobs, the economy and work”. We asked Martin Whitfield MP, Jackie Baillie MSP and Susan Harkins, Head of Business Gateway to reflect…

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Irish eyes aren’t smiling: the Northern Irish border is Brexit’s first real stumbling block by Chris Murray

Ahead of our Brexit event with Keir Starmer MP on the 29th September,  Fabian member and Research Fellow on Migration, Integration and Communities at the IPPR Chris Murray writes about…

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Did Labour to Conservative Tactical Voting Deliver Theresa May into Number 10?

Fabian member Mark Davidson has been looking at the figures from Thursday and its not as simple as some Nationalists are suggesting. Thursday’s General Election is only a few days…

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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…