Charity of the Year

Vice Chair, Ria Bernard sets out our charity of the year. Please contact Ria at to get involved.

Automation has made Britain richer but most of us are barely managing to get by. We must change this

"The society we live in does not provide a decent standard of living for everyone. We should acknowledge that and fix it."

Automation and Creativity

Oliver MacArthur and Joe Jervis write on on the importance of non-routine and creative skills as a policy focus to help address the challenges in the labour market.

Open Labour

Last weekend was the founding conference of a new Labour Party organisation called Open Labour. Tristan Grove, Young Fabian was in attendance and shares his thoughts.

The Re-sit Cycle: The Hidden Crisis of our Education System

"If we don’t have a serious conversation about how we break this costly cycle of failure, then the extra help and support that I received a decade ago will be much harder to deliver in the future."

A Political Education

"Education, education, education – The words of the 1997 election and I hope, the words of the 2020 election."

An Old Friendship at Risk While Families Live in Uncertainty

"We came here because of a friendship embedded in the consciousness of our peoples. That friendship is now at risk – let’s work towards a Labour government before it is irretrievably broken. "

No Choice for Northern Ireland

"Where has the fight gone? Women in Northern Ireland are UK citizens and have been denied their rights. Labour needs to fight to get abortion rights in Northern Ireland back on the table."

Lessons from Marx

"The modern British workforce however, is of a distinctly different breed. We have seen the development of a workforce that is rife with insecurity and gripped by a severe lack of power. It is this insecurity that I wish to discuss at this moment. "

Let's Put Worker's Rights Front and Centre

"Let’s place this aim firmly at the top of our agenda. In an increasingly precarious labour market, it’s our moral duty to do so. And, with local elections approaching on 4 May, putting this goal front and centre might just save us from further embarrassment in Labour heartlands" 

Hammond’s Spinning Plates Budget Only Touches the Surface of Britain's Problems

"It was apparent that the spreadsheet chancellor was spread thin by having to create a cushion for our entry into the unknown as we leave the EU"

Grammar Schools – Do They Work? A Northern Irish Perspective

"Education has the power to change individuals and communities, and we cannot let a socially unjust narrative win. We owe the country more than that."

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