Depression: Time to think more about prevention?

"Focusing on depression this World Health Day serves as a reminder that thinking about health should not be limited to conversations about funding the NHS, although of course this is important. It’s also a call to consider how environments - from schools and offices to care homes – could better promote wellbeing, rather than stress and anxiety"

The Duality of Brexit

"While the disempowerment of white working class people is a key factor in the leave vote, we cannot hope to engage with people until we attempt to engage with both of the products of this problem; the legitimate and the illegitimate"

We need to make the case for strong regulation

"Along with plenty of other woes, Brexit has brought us to a potentially dangerous deregulatory moment in which a vote to reign in elite power could be exploited to slash the protections we will inherit from the EU"

Why Labour-shaped digital skills development is not a sexy accessory but a necessity

"Labour, as the party of the workers by its very name, has to shape the future of work and prevent the Conservatives plan to give ownership of digital skills development solely into the hands of companies. "

It's Not Just Economics

"Labour must be a voice for Britain in the choppy waters that are to come "

Speak Softly Brexit

"Most importantly, Labour needs to immediately unite in opposition to the hardest Brexit possible."

Employing Society

"A job isn't just about earning an income, but also a way to develop and improve ourselves. A job can be an outlet where we share our potential and passion for the benefit of those around us."

The Gig Economy

"But as the new economy begins to replace traditional services, there is an opportunity to shape this discussion to look at re-aligning workers and businesses, rather than pushing them further apart. Finding new and positive ways to strengthen an individual’s bond with work is the most challenging question to be answered in an increasingly casual and agile economy."

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.

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