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Labour left gets critical at Class conference

Issue No. 2428

Around 500 people attended the Class think tank’s 2014 conference What Britain Needs last Saturday at the TUC in London.

Activists, journalists, academics, trade union leaders and shadow Labour ministers spoke in a day of panels and debates.

The event brought together much of the left of the Labour Party. Labour’s leadership came under repeated criticism for its strategy of looking to the right.

Diane Abbott MP criticised Ed Miliband’s attempt to compete with Ukip on immigration. Weyman Bennett spoke on behalf of Unite Against Fascism.

In one session delegates voted on the policy pitches they’d most like the next government to adopt. The winner was a tax on the wealth of the super-rich.

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Tue 4 Nov 2014, 17:44 GMT
Issue No. 2428
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