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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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The role of the university in Scotland’s future

The Scottish Fabians invite you to you to join us for a roundtable on Thursday 19 November 2015, 7pm to 9pm, on the role of the university in a progressive Scotland.

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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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Scottish Fabians 2015 conference programme

Our events programme for the Scottish Labour Conference, which takes place in Perth from 30 October to 1 November, is now available.

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New Scottish Fabian events for the autumn and beyond

Our events programme resumes with a series of seminars on education, discussions on political narrative and coalition building, and our Christmas Dinner.

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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.

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Blue Labour’s theology of the common good

Blue Labour is the most significant intellectual movement to have emerged within British social democracy since Tony Blair’s modernisation project of the 1990s. Justin Reynolds reviews a collection of essays exploring the project’s philosophical and theological roots.