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