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The only qualification necessary  was the nomination of a candidate’s own branch. That might not sound like much of an obstacle but there were two major hurdles in my path. The first was my youth and significant lack of union … Continue reading

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Alan Johnson & the decline of social mobility

The memoirist, Orwell Prize winner and lost leader of the Labour Party revisits his childhood haunts in West London. Fine interview by the Indy’s Simon Usborne: Johnson pauses to peer into the playground of Bevington Primary School, just off Goldborne Road. His … Continue reading

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