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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.

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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.