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Winter 2021: Fabian Review


This edition of the Fabian Review considers why women need a Labour government, featuring Harriet Harman MP, Rosie Campbell, Kudsia Batool, Kelly Grehan, Catrin Hughes and Amreen Qureshi. Plus, an interview with Tracy Brabin, mayor of West Yorkshire, on making women’s safety a priority.

Also in this issue, Hilary Benn MP on our relationship with Europe; Stewart Lansley on breaking Britain’s high inequality, high poverty cycle; and Verene Shepherd on Labour and the global reparations movement; Ed Turner and Davide Vampa trace the recovery of German social democracy.

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Total transformation

7 April 2022

SAM DALTON: Innovative thinking can fix social care

Continue reading Social Care

A growing scandal

25 March 2022

ANNE CLARKE: Millions of people are trapped in unsafe homes they cannot sell

Continue reading Housing / Inequality

Rebuilding bridges

3 March 2022

HILARY BENN MP: A better relationship with Europe is possible

Continue reading Brexit

The best start

3 March 2022

BEN COOPER: Children and their families deserve more support in the earliest years

Continue reading Childcare / Early years


3 March 2022

NEEMA BEGUM AND MARIA SOBOLEWSKA: Ethnic minority councillors are being held back

Continue reading Race / Elections / Diversity
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Repair and reconciliation

3 March 2022

VERENE SHEPHERD: With Barbados having now removed its final tie to the British Empire, it is time for the Labour party to listen up: the Caribbean is demanding reparations and expects your support.

Continue reading Race / International relations / Justice
Long read

A clean break

28 February 2022

JO MCBRIDE AND MIGUEL MARTINEZ: Despite being so vital to our safety through this pandemic, cleaners are isolated, undervalued and working in dangerous conditions

Continue reading Work / Inequality
Long read

In defence of compromise

23 February 2022

Sixty years on from the publication of In Defence of Politics, what can Bernard Crick’s great work tell us today? Paul Richards takes a look

Continue reading Labour party
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Standing up for women

17 February 2022

HARRIET HARMAN MP: The next Labour administration should be a government of and for women

Continue reading Women / Labour party

Seeking change

8 February 2022

AMREEN QURESHI: In this hostile environment, we must better support women with insecure immigration status

Continue reading Human rights / Women

A turn for the worse

3 February 2022

CATRIN HUGHES: Stark health inequalities exist not only between men and women, but amongst women too

Continue reading Health / Women / Inequality
Long read

Fighting the battle of ideas

27 January 2022

Only transformational politics, such as we saw in 1945, can break Britain’s high inequality, high poverty cycle. STEWART LANSLEY explains

Continue reading Poverty / Inequality

At all costs

24 January 2022

KUDSIA BATOOL: We must not rest until a fairer economy and workplace equality are won

Continue reading Women / Employment / Inequality

In focus

20 January 2022

KELLY GREHAN: There is a direct link between domestic abuse and suicide which cannot go ignored

Continue reading Women / Justice
Long read

Leading the way

18 January 2022

We campaign for better representation in politics. But what difference do women politicians actually make? ROSIE CAMPBELL investigates

Continue reading Women / Elections / Inequality
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Phoenix from the ashes

17 January 2022

Not so long ago, there were fears that Germany’s SPD faced electoral wipeout – but now its candidate has become chancellor. ED TURNER and DAVIDE VAMPA chart the party’s road from despair to victory and consider whether it holds lessons for Labour

Continue reading Elections / European Union

Centre stage

12 January 2022

TRACY BRABIN is the first woman to be elected as a metro mayor. She chats to Kate Murray about her top priorities in office, from safety for women and girls to standing up for the north

Continue reading Women / Inequality

Kate Murray

Kate Murray is the editor of the Fabian Review.


Vanesha Singh

Vanesha Singh is a former assistant editor at the Fabian Society.


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