Fabian Society

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HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Subgroups• Young Fabians
• Fabian Women's Network
• Scottish Fabians
Membership• Edith Nesbit
• Sidney Webb
• Beatrice Webb
• George Bernard Shaw
• H. G. Wells
• Annie Besant
• Graham Wallas
• Charles Marson
• Sydney Olivier
• Oliver Lodge
• Ramsay MacDonald
• Emmeline Pankhurst
• Clement Attlee
• Anthony Crosland
• Roy Jenkins
• Hugh Dalton
• Richard Crossman
• Ian Mikardo
• Tony Benn
• Harold Wilson
• Shirley Williams
• Tony Blair
• Gordon Brown
• Gordon Marsden
• Ed Balls
• Bertrand Russell
According to itself, it aims to promote greater equality of power, wealth and opportunity, the value of collective action and public service, an accountable, tolerant and active democracy, citizenship, liberty and human rights, sustainable development, multilateral international cooperation

The Fabian Society is an influential British socialist organisation and one of the founders of the Labour Party in 1900.

Official narrative

The Society is a British socialist organisation whose purpose is to advance the principles of Democratic Socialism via gradualist and reformist effort in democracies, rather than by revolutionary overthrow. Its aims are to promote greater equality of power, wealth and opportunity, the value of collective action and public service, an accountable, tolerant and active democracy, citizenship, liberty and human rights, sustainable development and multilateral international cooperation.[1]

Establishing Labour

As founders of the Labour Party in 1900, the Fabian Society has influenced British policy to the present day, from the postwar creation of the modern welfare state to the election of Tony Blair. Later members of the Fabian Society included Jawaharlal Nehru and other leaders of new nations created out of the former British Empire, who used Fabian principles to create socialist democracies in India, Pakistan, Nigeria and elsewhere as Britain decolonised after World War II.[2]

The Fabian Society was a major force in establishing the intellectual basis of New Labour under Tony Blair's premiership and has remained closely aligned to Blair's supporters in the party. It was also the main force attempting to re-impose a Blairite vision on the party before Jeremy Corbyn's surprise leadership victory in 2015.[3]


The Fabian Society founded the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1895 "for the betterment of society," now one of the leading educational institutions in the world. An incubator of influential politicians, economists, journalists, prime ministers and liberal billionaires, the LSE is said to have close links to MI6.[4]

Population reduction

Several early prominent members of the society were proponents of eugenics and population reduction policies.[5] Beatrice Webb regarded eugenics as "the most important question’ of all", while her husband Sydney Webb declared that "no eugenicist can be a laissez faire individualist… he must interfere, interfere, interfere!"[6]

George Bernard Shaw proposed that commoners be required to appear before an authoritarian body "every 5 years or 7 years" to justify their existence. If a common person could not show that he had been a productive, worthwhile citizen he would be jettisoned from his life as a useless eater through a "painless" drug or poison gas.[7]

H.G. Wells, in his book Anticipations (1902), praised "the nation that most resolutely picks over, educates, sterilizes, exports, or poisons its People of the Abyss".[8]


In January 2017, Andrew Harrop, General Secretary of the Fabian Society, published an analysis paper entitled "Stuck: How Labour is too weak to win, and too strong to die"[9] which suggested that Labour may get as little as 20% of the vote at the next General Election and win fewer than 150 seats.[10]


Known members

14 of the 26 of the members already have pages here:

Clement Attlee
Ed BallsUK politician. 7 Bilderbergs
Tony BennSocialist MP for UK Labour Party
Tony BlairRemarkably popular at the time, Tony Blair was a UK prime minister, now infamous for lying the UK into invading Iraq, notwithstanding massive opposition. He is currently sought for War crimes by many people.
Gordon BrownUK deep state functionary. Prime Minister from 2007-2010. WHO ambassador for Global Health Financing from 2021
Anthony CroslandUK Labour MP. In 1956 wrote The Future of Socialism, which became a seminal work for the right wing of the party. In the book he outlines the need for socialism to adapt to modern circumstances. Closet homosexual in the 1950s when it still was illegal.
Ramsay MacDonald
Edith NesbitAuthor and one of the founders of the Fabian Society.
Bertrand RussellUK philosopher and pacifist
George Bernard Shaw
Beatrice Webb
H. G. WellsEnglish science fiction writer and futurist
Shirley WilliamsUK politician
Harold Wilson
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