We are excited to release the first of our policy outputs this year, Global-Ready Britain: Taking Stock As We Go It Alone, which comprises contributions from key speakers, our Young Fabian members and policy networks compiled after the YF Open Day and our Fringe event at Fabian Society New Year Conference.
As the UK prepares to leave the European Union (EU), we need to be thinking about our position globally to ensure that we can compete and prosper economically and socially on the international stage. While understandably much of the current parliamentary activity is focused on the Brexit deal, we need to consider what happens next as Britain seeks a more independent role for herself in global trade and on the world stage. While our politicians determine the best way to negotiate a deal that is fair and beneficial to the UK with our colleagues in the EU, there is also an argument for how we are going to make sure that we are prepared to enter the global stage alone.
During our fringe event at Fabian Society New Year Conference, Economist, Vicky Pryce; former YF Chair, James Hallwood; and YF Finance Network Secretary, David Hale, discussed the strengths and vulnerabilities of the UK across a range of domestic policy areas. At our Open Day, Lord Bob Kerslake, former Head of the Civil Service, joined us to discuss the strengths and vulnerabilities in regards to housing, health and local government. Following on from this, our members contributed their own ideas through a series of interactive workshops run by the Finance, Comms and Law Networks; and received an intro to policy development from the Chair of the Fabian Society's Research & Editorial Committee, Reema Patel.
You can take a look at the full report here.
Read the Labourlist article here.