In defence of defence

Societies built on liberal foundations are an aberration in human history rather than the norm and they must be defended. History is the story of humanity lurching from one crisis to the next, but even with this in consideration the current political climate is deeply concerning.

The Welfare State we're in: Free School Meals

"Ultimately, it is a political choice whether a government prioritises free school meals or breakfast clubs. The academic benefits are pretty even between both schemes, however the studies demonstrated that breakfast clubs have more wider benefits which will affect more children."

First as Tragedy

"Labour’s history of anti-communism is one to be proud of. The championing of liberty and democracy over fanciful utopias, the hard graft of improving people’s lives, is one to be proud of."

Labour Needs School Governors On Their Side

"The NES will only be a success if it’s local, autonomous and with adequate investment. It has to be a true partnership between headteachers, governors, unions, educational charities like The Access project, and local government. A National Educational Service does not and should not look the same in London as it does in Birmingham."

Young Fabian Book Club

The Young Fabian book club met up to discuss David Goodhart's The Road to Somewhere.


Chris Spencer writes up the event for our blog. Look out for the next edition of the magazine for the accompanying book review by Leon Alleyne McLaughlin.

Britain Deserves a Pay Rise – Here’s how we can make it happen

The Fabian Society’s Raising the Bar pamphlet seeks to understand why this has happened, and what policymakers can do to get household incomes rising again. The Raising the Bar launch event in April gave Fabian members a chance to hear more and ask questions of contributors including Annaliese Dodds MP, the political economists Prof Ozlem Onaran and Craig Berry, and John Mills (entrepreneur and Labour Party activist).


Mark Whittaker, chair of the Finance Network wrote up the event for our blog.