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Labour would empower unions to drive up wages, says Angela Rayner

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A Labour government would seek to drive up wages by empowering trade unions to negotiate minimum rates of pay across key sectors, starting with adult social care, Angela Rayner will announce on Saturday . Rayner, Labo...

Angela Rayner questions Starmer’s Labour leadership rule changes

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Labour’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, has privately expressed her objections to Keir Starmer’s last-minute bid to push through changes to the party’s leadership election rules, the Guardian understands. Rayner, the s...

Labour squares off against Gove with housing policy ahead of party conference – UK politics live

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Latest updates: party plans to slash affordable rents and give first-time buyers exclusive rights to purchase new-build homes

Labour to give first-time buyers exclusive access to new properties

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Labour plans to slash affordable rents and give first-time buyers exclusive rights to purchase new-build homes for six months, it will announce this weekend, as it bids to steal the Conservatives’ claim to be “the par...

Labour needs to find a way to connect with voters

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Keir Starmer should neither dance on Boris Johnson’s grave nor hit the public with a welter of policies (Labour should be approaching its party conference with hope, not despair, 21 September). He should only connect....

If Labour wants to win, it needs to promise the change Conservatives won’t deliver

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After the government announced a tax rise to pay for social care last week, the political scientist Matthew Goodwin called it “a new era in British politics”. The already phenomenally popular Tories were stealing from...

Unions’ concerns could delay Keir Starmer’s Labour rules shake-up

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Keir Starmer could be forced to delay plans for Labour party reforms amid resistance from key trade unions, who have said they need more time to consult on plans to rewrite the leadership election rules. The Guardian ...

Why is Keir Starmer trying to rewrite Labour leadership rules?

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Keir Starmer is set to reignite a Labour party row over how it selects its leadership, seeking to rewrite the rules that led to the rise of Jeremy Corbyn. Here’s the lowdown on the changes. Starmer briefed his shadow...

New Unite leader skips Labour conference to prioritise work disputes

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The new leader of Unite will miss Labour’s annual conference, saying she needs to prioritise her job of sorting out industrial disputes. Sharon Graham, who was elected as Unite leader on a promise to take the union “b...

Labour fills women and equalities shadow roles amid trans rights row

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Labour has named its two new shadow women and equalities ministers, after facing difficulties trying to replace the previous team amid a row over the rights of people who identify as transgender. The party chair, Anne...

Labour should be approaching its party conference with hope, not despair

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Ahead of the Labour party conference this weekend, many are hoping for a magic leader’s speech to turn the tide overnight. Orthodoxy decrees that a midterm opposition should be polling far ahead, not in Labour’s curre...

LSO/Rattle review – a Brucknerian labour of love

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Bruckner is not the only composer whose music exists in several revisions. But he has few rivals as music’s most compulsive tinkerman. Bruckner’s fourth symphony, in particular, underwent multiple and substantial alte...

Labour plans to raise £500m by closing fund managers’ tax loophole

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Labour has announced plans to raise almost £500m by closing a tax loophole enjoyed by a small number of private equity fund managers. The shadow chancellor, Rachel Reeves, said the proposal was one example of how a La...

Labour condemns new trade secretary for tweets rejecting climate science

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The new international trade secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has been accused of rejecting the science behind the climate emergency after a series of tweets came to light showing her dismissing those who believe in gl...

Labour should turn to its 2019 manifesto for social care answers

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Here’s an idea for Labour policy on social care – the one presented in the 2019 general election manifesto(Labour may tax wealth more heavily to fund social care, says Starmer, 9 September). This was a costed proposal...

Unite will no longer rely on Labour – fighting for our members must come first

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It was early morning at a factory on Humberside. My campaign team were handing out leaflets as workers made their way in to work. One worker told the team: “I voted for the best candidate for the workers. And don’t as...

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