Fabian Society


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Fabian Society

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an association of British socialists advocating the establishment of democratic socialism by gradual reforms within the law: founded in 1884

Fa′bian Soci`ety


n.
an organization founded in England in 1884 to spread socialist principles gradually by peaceful means.
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Noun1.Fabian Society - an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
Fabian - a member of the Fabian Society in Britain
First Baron Passfield, Sidney James Webb, Sidney Webb, Webb - English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
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In a speech to left-wing think-tank the Fabian Society, he will say: "Social justice is about more than just pounds and pence.
Harriet Harman claimed: "We will allow people who are not party members, or who are not affiliated supporters through a trades union or Labour linked organisation like the Fabian Society, to have a vote.
Andrew Harrop, general secretary of the Fabian Society, argues that while many in the NHS are already embracing dynamic local leadership by clinicians and managers, they still see clear limits on the role councils should play.
Mr Balls, in a speech to the Fabian Society on Saturday about his economic plans, said he could not make a commitment to reverse any of the government's cuts.
The claim comes following research by the Fabian Society showing the majority of the public would back a new era of mass social housing construction to help tackle the UK's housing crisis.
Yet Fabian Society calculations show how a government in 2015 can return the public finances to a sustainable position without neglecting the economic and social investment which will lay the foundation of national success in the future.
In his speech to the Fabian Society, Balls said Labour would crack down on tax avoiders, balance the nation's finances and cut debts.
Mr Balls told the Fabian Society annual conference that he would introduce a legally binding pledge to balance the books, run a current budget surplus and cut the national debt.
Mr Balls told the annual Fabian Society conference in central London yesterday that "those with the broadest shoulders" should bear a "fairer share of the burden".
Organised by the Birmingham Fabian Society in partnership with the Methodist Tax Justice Network, the event on April 27 is from 10am - 1pm at the Priory Conference Centre, in Bull Street.
Mr Miliband told a Fabian Society rally in London: "There are too many rogue landlords and agencies ripping off their tenants.
1884: The Fabian Society was founded to promote socialist ideals.