Jim Knight

Jim Knight is a Labour peer and former employment and schools minister

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Learning to change

Jim Knight

When the Labour Representation Committee was formed by the Fabians, the trade unions and others in 1900, it set out to use democratic politics to tackle the inequalities thrown up by the industrial age. Exploitation and social decay were exploding in the new cities, as new combinations of technology and labour bred a new generation…