Isabelle Puaut

Ambitions for Britain

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Labour enters this election travelling light. It has a handful of decent policy pledges, mainly recycled from Ed Miliband’s manifesto and Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaigns. But election policies are meant to be the icing on the cake. The cake itself is the thinking and feeling that imbues the party; the relationships it builds and the…

Angela Rayner visits Liverpool City College, UK  - 26 Sep 2016

The personal touch

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Angela Rayner has already made it from teenage mum  to the shadow cabinet – and some are saying the leadership could be next. She talks to Kate Murray about values, factions  and why she will always stand her ground When Angela Rayner’s grandmother was dying and struggling to get the home care she needed, she…

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Labour’s six battlegrounds

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This is going to be complicated. In June’s surprise election Labour will need to fight on six different fronts and each local campaign will need to be tailored to its own context. More than in any previous election, Labour campaigners will not be able to rely on the size of current majorities as a guide…