Fabian Gala Dinner Survival of the Richest

Tickets are on sale for the annual Fabian Society gala dinner, a red-letter day for any Labour luvvie. This year the festivities are taking place at Whitehall’s exclusive National Liberal Club, in what looks like a coalition overture. With an auction of items from the Fabians’ colourful history, gourmet champagne socialist menu and after-dinner speech from Harriet Harman, prices are steep at £100-a-ticket.

Then again the evening is being held held in association with the Trade Union Fund Managers group, which has a City portfolio of some £75 million. It’s all a bit much for one senior figure on Labour’s NEC:

Not very One Nation is it?




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

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