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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.

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What are Labour’s virtues?

Daniel Johnson, Scottish Labour candidate for Edinburgh Southern in the 2016 election, says we are in an era of Virtue Politics, and Labour must bring its virtues to life.

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The ‘N’ Word

Kenny Fleming urges Scottish Labour to develop a mature and textured response to civic nationalism, and its interactation with conventional left wing politics.

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Reflect, Rebuild & Renew

An afternoon of reflection, discussion and thinking on how Scottish Labour rebuilds and moves on from the General Election. Saturday 30th May | 1pm – 5pm | 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow…

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EU Seminar: Scotland and the EU

The Scottish Fabians was delighted to host a seminar on 5 March discussing Scotland and the UK’s role in the European Union. Catherine Stihler MEP, Ann McKechin MP and Claire Baker MSP talked about the challenges the EU faces during a period of prevailing euroscepticism, here in Britain and across the continent.

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Labour and the SNP: Breakfast with Lord Foulkes

The Scottish Fabians enjoyed a pre Scottish Labour Conference breakfast with former MP and MSP Lord Foulkes on Saturday. The informal discussion focused on the pressing challenge of how Labour should best deal with the electoral threat presented by the SNP.

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Back to The Future of Socialism

Justin Reynolds reviews Peter Hain’s case for the continued relevance of Anthony Crosland’s seminal 1956 book The Future of Socialism.

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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…