After the UK finished in second place in the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend, Sarina Kiayani argues that Eurovision results are politically motivated.
After missing out on a seat on Westminster City Council in this May’s local elections, David Parton shares his advice about coping with electoral defeat.
George Richmond details his experience standing in the traditionally ‘unwinnable’ rural seat of Burford in the Cotswolds in this May’s local elections.
After positive results for the Labour Party in Worthing, Ingrid Allan looks at why traditional Tory voters are turning away from the Conservative Party.
Through his experience caring for a disabled family member, Elliot Sloman suggests measures that must be taken to make up for the adverse impact of lockdown restrictions on the lives of disabled people.
In Part III of his blog series on inflation, James Bartholmeusz looks at how a future Labour government can approach inflation.
The Young Fabians Economy and Finance Network provide a view on the key stats for the UK economy for April 2022.
George Fairhurst previews an upcoming event series from the Young Fabians International Network, which will explore the Arab Spring through five regions.
Harry Burden criticises the recently announced government plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, assessing the practicality of the newly announced policy.
In the second instalment of a blog series on inflation, James Bartholomeusz suggests the impact of the Cost of Living crisis on monetary policy.
James Seabridge analyses the importance of energy efficiency in reaching Net Zero, responding to measures from the Government’s Energy Security Strategy.
Cassian Siminicianu discusses the idea of emancipation, exploring how it should be approached by the left, putting the idea of the ‘Public’ at the forefront.
Nathan Hodson analyses the effectiveness of a smacking ban, in response to comments from Nadhim Zahawi and Wes Streeting on the topic last week, and suggests a way positive way forward.
In the first instalment of a blog series on inflation, James Bartholomeusz looks at the background of present issues of a rising Cost of Living, outlining recent attitudes towards inflation.
Get to know Nicki Adeleke, Co-Women’s Officer of the Young Fabians, who is Labour’s candidate for Ponders End in Enfield, as we continue our Meet the Candidate series in the run-up to the local elections.
Get to know David Parton, Labour’s candidate for Vincent Square on Westminster City Council, as we continue our Meet the Candidate series.
After the first round of the French presidential election, which saw no left-wing candidate progress to the next round, Reed James highlights the importance of the British left remaining unified.
Oliver Walker assesses steps that the Labour Party must take in order to be in contention to win the next general election.
Cassian Siminicianu discusses the stagnation of the past decades, and how the Labour movement can drive forward change in the UK and beyond.
Chris Sly highlights the importance of looking after our mental health, through his experience of a Mental Health First Aider course and his friend Dan Edwards.
Following on from International Asexuality Day, Tina Bhartwas, the UK’s second openly asexual politician, shares her experience of being asexual as a young person involved in politics, and discusses difficulties faced by asexual people across the world.
Get to know Kashmire Hawker, the Labour and Co-operative Party candidate for Tettenhall Regis in Wolverhampton and Social Media Officer of West Midlands Young Fabians, as we continue our Meet the Candidate blog series.
The Young Fabians Economy and Finance Network provide a view on the key stats for the UK economy.
The Young Fabians Economy & Finance Network respond to last week’s Spring Statement, and consider whether the Chancellor has done enough to help those suffering most from the Cost of Living Crisis.
Over a month on from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, James Bartholomeusz argues for a change in attitude towards NATO among some on the left.
Get to know Labour’s candidate for Highgate in Camden, Panny Antoniou, who is also International/Outreach Officer of the Young Fabians and our Young European Socialists bureau member.
Chris Wongsosaputro examines the impact of sanctions on Russia on the rest of the world. This follows on from his article last week about the impact of sanctions on Russia.
Get to know Finley Harnett, Labour’s candidate for Pinner South in Harrow, and Co-Chair of London Young Fabians, in the latest instalment of our Meet the Candidate blog series.
Joseph Kelen outlines Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL)’s response to the governments plans to ‘update’ the Human Rights Act. You can read SLL’s report in full here.
Katharine Roddy suggests how we can ensure that International Women’s Day is only be the beginning of positive work to promote allyship in young men through education.
For the inaugural event of the Young Fabians Under 19s Advocacy Group, Labour MP and former cabinet minister Hilary Benn was invited to discuss his career, his views on the future of young people, and our place in the struggle for a better world. Here, Ethan Penny recalls what Hilary had to say.
In the wake of economic sanctions imposed against Russia after their invasion of Ukraine, Chris Wongsosaputro analyses the impact on these measures on Russia's economy.
Lauren Davison examines the risks associated with pregnancy within prison, and how this can be addressed to protect prisoners and their children. This continues our output following on from International Women’s Day and throughout Women’s History Month.
In the first part of our new blog series highlighting Young Fabians standing for local government positions across the country, get to know Liam Martin-Lane, Labour’s candidate for King’s Cross ward in Camden.
Continuing our activity to mark International Women’s Day, YF Networks Coordinator Amy Dwyer assesses the impact on women of the government focus on active travel.
Lauren Howells sheds light on the misogyny and snobbery surrounding accent shaming, through her personal experience as someone from Hartlepool who went to Cambridge.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, I interviewed Alison McGovern. A determined woman, fighting for equality and promoting women in politics; Alison has never failed to inspire me. We commenced the interview with discussions regarding Alison’s experience as a woman in politics.
This #IWD2022, Chair of the Young Fabians Laura Cunliffe-Hall celebrates inspiring women within and outside of the Young Fabians.
James Flynn analyses why the government’s proposed changes to higher education in response to the Augar review are regressive in nature, benefiting those on the highest incomes most.
To mark the end of LGBT History Month, Andre Johnson reflects on what steps the Labour Party must take to advance LGBTQIA+ representation.
After all remaining coronavirus restrictions in England were removed this week, Sarina Kiayani assesses what this will mean for working people.
Reacting to the government’s announcement of a consultation over a new Cancer plan, Subodh Tailor highlights the flaws in Tory health policy, and how Labour can counter this.
In this shorter Macroeconomic update, the Young Fabians Economy and Finance Network outline February’s headline stats for the UK economy.
Ahead of the Young Fabians Housing & Infrastructure Network AGM, Raul Lai makes the case for regarding housing a human right, and the impact this shift in focus would have in policy debates surrounding housing. You can sign up to the AGM here.
Dominic McCarron lays out criteria for when industries should be nationalised, and how this will help Labour to own the narrative over nationalisation.
Isaac Levin explores trends in the housing market which have been accelerated by the pandemic, culminating in a sharp rise in house prices and rental costs.
To mark LGBT History Month in the UK being held this February, Andre Johnsen tells the story of prominent LGBTQIA+ people often forgotten by British history.
Summarising his research for Centre Think Tank, Torrin Wilkins lays out how the government can protect local justice to ensure that crimes are handled in their local area.
Matthew Oulton looks at the cost of living crisis and how Labour can respond to ease the situation for those who are hardest hit by increasing prices.
The Tories Entered a Faustian Bargain by Making Boris Johnson Their Leader. The Country Got ‘Party-Gate’ in Return
Jack Clayton assesses the inevitability of Boris Johnson’s tenure as Prime Minister resulting in scandal, and what this says about those who supported his rise to power.
As the Young Fabians navigate our first year as full Young European Socialists members, Tina Bhartwas reports back from a YES Climate School held last November in Seville.
Henry Mendoza summarises the Young Fabians BAME Advocacy Group’s panel event from late last year discussing antisemitism in the Labour Party, 18 months on from Keir Starmer’s election as leader.
Owen Bell reviews the London Young Fabians recent panel event about affordable housing in the city, featuring Sem Moema, Christopher Warrall and Shama Tatler.
Matthew Oulton discusses what the next Labour government can do to tackle labour market issues, including unemployment and underemployment.
Get to know our National Coordinator, Tom Laing, and our newly co-opted Welsh Officer Daniel Jones, in the latest instalment of ‘Meet the Exec 21/22’.
After the shock resignation of Lord Agnew from the despatch box, Finley Harnett explores the government’s mistakes over wasting public money, and how Labour can take advantage of this.
Luke Williams outlines the measures being introduced by the government in the Elections Bill, and the threat the bill poses to democratic engagement.
Zoe Walsh assesses the inequality in higher education in terms of social class, and why this must be addressed in order to ensure representative politics.
James Flynn responds to new proposals to judge universities more strictly on graduate employment, and assesses the impact of this measure on the most marginalised in society.
The welfare state is becoming more divided. Leo Nasskau outlines why he thinks it's all about ideas and why it's not inevitable.
Harry Parsons puts forward the case for job guarantee programmes, and assesses how the public might react to this policy in a future Labour manifesto.
With Boris Johnson’s position under more pressure than ever before, Rachel Hart recounts the Prime Minister’s career so far and why she won’t be mourning his potential fall from power.
Dominic McCarron analyses the importance of ‘Partygate’, and why it is likely to lead to the Prime Minister’s downfall.
Get to know the Editor of Anticipations, the Young Fabians magazine, and our newly co-opted Communications Officer in the latest instalment of 'Meet the Exec 21/22'.
Thomas Plater explores traditional attitudes towards class, and how they must be reassessed by the party in order to achieve electoral success.
Will Barber-Taylor makes the case for English as a Second Language (ESL) to be supported by the Labour Party and the next Labour government.
In their final Macroeconomic update of 2021, the Young Fabians Economy and Finance Network outline the current state of the economy, including the impact of the Omicron variant on key economic indicators.
Sharne Wood recounts her personal experience of mental illness to address the shortcomings of our education system in supporting young people with disabilities.
Tom Roberts delves into the troubles facing the Conservative Party after their shock loss of former safe seat North Shropshire to the Liberal Democrats.
Get to know our International/Outreach Officer Panny Antoniou, who also serves as our YES Bureau member, as well as Cathleen Clarke, our Parliamentary Liaison Officer.
In the wake of the Lib Dems shock by-election victory in North Shropshire, Jonathan Quin explores how the Labour Party should respond to the tactics used by the Lib Dems during the campaign.
Luke Silcock previews the North Shropshire by-election, outlining who is in the running, assessing the history of this seat and looking back at the campaign.
In our latest instalment of ‘Meet the Exec 21/22’, get to know Holly Smith, LGBT+ and Co-Women’s Officer, and Morenike Adeleke, Co-Women’s Officer of the Young Fabians.
After the recent move from Barbados to remove the Queen as Head of State, Zara Hussain discusses the relevance of the monarchy in a 21st Century Britain and Commonwealth.
Continuing our ‘Meet the Exec 21/22’ series, meet the new Network Coordinator and Bog Editor of the Young Fabians, Amy Dwyer and Jimmy Sergi.
Thomas Plater makes the case for the importance of the arts in our education system.
As the polls show Labour pulling ahead of the Conservatives, Dominic McCarron discusses how Keir Starmer can maintain the increased support of recent weeks and win the next general election.
Get to know the new Treasurer/Events Officer and Secretary of the Young Fabians in our second instalment of the ‘Meet the Exec 21/22’ series.
Guest contributor Darren Jones MP, who is the Vice-Chair of the APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, explores misconceptions around modern slavery and how it can be tackled. This marks International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which takes place annually on December 2nd.
James Flynn previews his chapter of the YF Education Network’s new pamphlet, Towards a 21st Century Curriculum.
In our first instalment of the ‘Meet the Exec 21/22’ blog series, get to know the new Chair and Vice Chair of the Young Fabians, Laura Cunliffe-Hall and James Potts.
Josephine Harmon and Finley Harnett, Co-Chairs of the newly-founded London Young Fabians, outline their vision for the group
Matthew Oulton approaches the idea of ‘Black Friday’ from a left-wing perspective.
Officers from the Young Fabians Economy and Finance Network delve into the Autumn Statement and propose what Labour's response should be.
Harry Parsons examines the role of the next Labour government in bringing the union together and combating the rise of Scottish nationalism.
Livy Mayne examines the importance of treating care workers with dignity, through her personal experience of the government’s attitude towards the care sector.
James Flynn discusses the plans to change the terms and conditions of student loans and makes the case for how Labour can put forward a more progressive alternative.
Jack Parker discusses the philosophy and long-term potential of Bitcoin as a technology and its implications on macroeconomics
Will Barber-Taylor discusses the Labour Party's relationship to its own past in wake of the new BBC Blair and Brown documentary.
Daniel Jones explores how taxation and benefits can be used as powerful tools to improve population health
As part of a blog series on health inequalities, to celebrate the launch of the Fabian Society's pamphlet 'Prescription for Fairness', Jatinder Hayre explores the interrelationship between public health and the housing crisis.
Cecilia Jastrzembska reflects on a landmark study into the inseparable nature of climate, biodiversity, and human quality of life and what it means ahead of COP26.
As part of a blog series on health inequalities, to celebrate the launch of the Fabian Society's pamphlet 'Prescription for Fairness', Matthew Oulton untangles the link between health and economic injustice.
Charlotte Kelly reflects on the adoption of 'telehearings' in family courts during the pandemic and makes the case for the reforms that are needed.
As Troops Chaotically Leave Afghanistan, Will an Overdue Discussion About the Limits of American Power Materialise?
Jack Clayton discusses the American withdrawal from Afghanistan and what it means for American foreign policy going forward.
Jimmy Sergi writes about the situation in Afghanistan from the perspective of someone born after the conflict began, and explores the debate over whether intervention was the correct decision.
Taylor Adams writes about Australia's "green service" and makes the case for a similar initiative in the UK.
Gautam Kambhampati reflects on the American withdrawal from Afghanistan and why the UK should seek to have a more independent foreign policy.
Matthew Oulton reflects on the Batley and Spen by-election.
Amarvir Singh-Bal asks the question: can Scotland afford independence?
Hal Hooberman interviews Malte Mathies Locke, a rising figure in the Danish Social Democrats, about what the party has been getting right.
Krisha Gandhi discusses celebrating Pride in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, and how she's been proudly promoting the LGBTQIA+ cause there.
Reed James discusses raising the age of primary school education to six.
Jimmy Sergi reflects upon how local Labour Party structures operate, and why they need to be reformed to be grounded in their local communities.
In the third article for the LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Group's blog takeover to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Ben Murphy discusses conversion therapy and Conservative resistance to banning the practice.
In the second article for the LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Group's blog takeover to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Elly Savva discusses the abuse and barriers to support bisexual people face.
In the first article for the LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Group's blog takeover to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Avery Warner discusses LGBTQIA+ representation in comics and how much bigotry there is in the wider community.
James Flynn discusses controversial proposals to cut funding for arts degrees.
In the third article for the Young Scottish Fabians' election takeover, Finn Smyth discusses the implications of the Scottish election for the Labour Party.
In the second article for the Young Scottish Fabians' election takeover, Milad Sherzad makes the case for Anas Sarwar to define the difference between Scottish Labour, the SNP, and Tory Unionism
In the first article for the Young Scottish Fabians' election takeover, Dominic McGinley discusses the state of political discourse in the Holyrood elections.
Guest contributor and Vice-President of the Young Fabians, Paul Richards, discusses what Fabianism means to him and how it inspires him as he campaigns to be the Labour & Co-operative candidate for Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.
Panny Antoniou and Edward Buede-Fletcher advocate for a federal UK and English regional assemblies.
Callum McNeill makes the case for an English Parliament.
James Cleverley discusses the debate around an English Parliament.
Cameron Beavan-King and Chris Spencer make the case for municipal devolution and municipal socialism.
Chris Spencer introduces the Devolution and Local Government Network’s Blog Takeover.
Omid Miri discusses the importance of our national character and the politics of progress.
Lauren Davison discusses the myth of policing by consent and why the Left need to get serious about police reform.
Guest contributor Chavonne Brown discusses the implications of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill for our democracy.
Will Barber Taylor discusses how the Young Fabians can and should work with universities to foster greater debate and exchange of ideas.
The Young Fabians Economy and Finance Network reflect on the Chancellor's March Budget.
John Carson makes the case that talk of disaffiliating from Labour might satisfy some Trade Union interests, but it would ultimately do more harm than good.
Jamie Dunkerley discusses the case for creating a crime of 'ecocide'.
Guest contributor Muhammad Daniyal writes about the impact of the pandemic on the Bar.
Panny Antoniou makes the case for men to join women in fighting the patriarchy and its harmful effects.
In the final of a two-part series ahead of the Criminal Justice Network's event on the persecution of Uighur Muslims, Charlie Harris discusses the action that must be taken to hold the Chinese Government accountable over its catastrophic human rights record.
Victoria Parrett shares her story as she reflects on the tragedy of Sarah Everard's murder and we need men to step up in the fight to end violence against women.
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Pablo John makes the case for regional 'First Ministers'.
In the first article of a two-part series ahead of the Criminal Justice Network's event on the persecution of Uighur Muslims, Charlie Harris discusses the international laws broken by the Chinese Government
Hasnain Khan makes the case for a National Care Service.
As part of our #IWD2021 blog series, Eleanor Bruce makes the case that climate finance is critical for gender equity around the world.
It’s Time We Hold Our Society and Culture to Account for Its Patriarchal Obsession With Women’s Bodies and Sexuality
As part of our #IWD2021 blog series, Laura Cunliffe-Hall examines the patriarchal objectification of women in popular culture and its implications for women.
As part of our #IWD2021 blog series, Marie Hill discusses the role of feminism in environmental politics and how women can play the leading role in steering the environmental movement on the right course.
As part of our #IWD2021 blog series, Ideja Bajra discusses the need to encourage and celebrate more women in STEM.
Amy Dwyer makes the case for students having been the group most let down by the government during this pandemic
Ben Murphy discusses the housing challenges students have faced during the pandemic.
Conrad Fallon discusses how the marketisation of education and precarious employment practices have impacted the teaching staff and students in universities during the pandemic.