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

The personal touch

Kate Murray

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…


Gazing towards the horizon

Andrew Harrop

Labour cannot be a heritage brand, but must build a vision for the future that has something for everyone, writes Andrew Harrop The 20th anniversary of Labour’s extraordinary 1997 election campaign arrives at a very dark moment for the left in Britain. The triggering of Article 50 marks the moment where the UK turns away…


A good compromise

Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite

From its earliest years, Labour has been divided between those who wanted socialism to be a radical vision of a new, moral way of life, and those who saw Labour politics as about maximising votes to win power and enact practical social and economic reform. Sometimes, social movements and electioneering were successfully yoked together –…