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The Spectre of a “Yes” Alliance

Gerard McMahon sets out his assessment how effectively a “Yes” alliance could haunt Labour in Scotland. Having just come through the Halloween period, we have got used to seeing ghosts….

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Potential for Change

David Gow outlines the need for radical renewal in the Social Democratic agenda across Europe.   Six years after the Great Recession took root with the collapse of US investment…

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To Be a Movement Again

Duncan Hothersall, Editor of Labour Hame and Scottish Fabian Executive member, outlines Scottish Labour’s need to rediscover and remember its roots and mission as a movement of and for the…

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What’s Labour’s Story?

Trevor Davies outlines the need for Labour to develop new language, rediscover its stories to communicate its mission for change in Scotland.   Some said it was hope against fear….

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Labour’s Britain: A sea change in manufacturing

Ann McKechin MP sets out the need for a new approach to rebuild manufacturing in Britain. First published on the Fabian Website on 23 September 2014 Britain, long known as…

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A pragmatic vision for a progressive Scotland

Ann McKechin Understandably, political debate in Scotland currently revolves around one event on one date. But the independence referendum has also crowded out discussion of many issues of concern to Scottish people; issues…

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David and Goliath

Charlotte Encombe   This essay is taken from Towards the local: Devolution and democratic renewal in Scotland published by Scottish Fabians in March 2014 and available to purchase here.  …

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Social justice under devolution (and beyond)

Des McNulty, Kenneth Gibb   This essay is taken from Towards the local: Devolution and democratic renewal in Scotland published by Scottish Fabians in March 2014 and available to purchase…

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Double Devolution: Devo Mark Two

Sarah Boyack MSP Last year, across Scotland, Labour councillors were elected in greater numbers. They set out what they would do to use power – whether in government or in…

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Common Cause

Trevor Davies, Carol Finlay, Mike Freundenberg, Maureen Parnell, Diarmid Weir We are at a fork in the road. We have been beguiled along this gilded path only now to find,…