Recent events in the United States have been abominable and give great cause for alarm and concern. However, in our justified anger and well-intentioned desire to support one marginalised group, we must always make doubly sure that we do not end up stigmatising another.
We lost the 2017 General election just like we lost the Brexit referendum and the 2015 General election before that. Each time our generation expressed a clear preference and each time the opposing side won.
The differences and attacks become personal when we view those we oppose as traitors to the party and its history. This passion destroys our ability to work together and produce a clear message. While we cannot nor should not have a party without dissent or discussion, we need one where such disagreements can be productive and civil.
Whatever those in Westminster might think, they have to accept that power has been pushed out from the centre for good.
Nominations are open, for any Fabian Society member under the age of 31 on the date of the AGM (18 November 2017) who joined the Society before 13 May 2017, for the annual elections to the Young Fabian National Executive Committee.
Elliot Jones write on the future of Unions ahead of the Young Fabian Tech Network panel discussion. The panel is titled “Unions in the digital age” in Parliament on the 18th July with a panel compromised of Angela Eagle MP. Sam Tarry, a National Political Officer at the TSSA and councillor in Barking and Dagenham, Joe Dromey, Senior Research Fellow at the IPPR, and Becky Wright director of Unions 2. You can find out more about the event here.
Membership officer, Nathaneal Amos-Sansam writes on his membership profile research.
Tristan Grove, Chair of the Communications network was at our summer conference and writes up his thoughts
If Labour manages to do this, and if it makes sure that its politicising is based firmly in facts and grounded evidence, it will not only do a much better job at helping the victims of the fire, but it’s also much more likely to present itself as a party ready to take power.
Limiting life chances, creating poverty and resentment will inevitably drain the finances of the National Budget as it looks to socially support these individuals later in life.
Labour needs to be on an election footing, ready to build on the unexpected successes of the 2017 campaign and win those marginal seats in regions like Cornwall, that are needed to secure a majority and return a Labour government to power.
A response to ‘It’s time to re-write Britain’s constitution’