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Brendan Barber is pleased by Labour's unity in Manchester
Interview: Brendan Barber

What’s the worst thing you can do when interviewing the leader of Britain’s union movement? Admit you’re not a union member, of course. “Shame on you!” barks the Trades Union Congress’ general secretary. “Terminate this interview immediately!” Brendan Barber is joking, of course. He’s perfectly aware union membership is weaker in the private sector and… Read more »

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Feature: The mood in Manchester

Labour supporters outside the G-Mex conference centre in Manchester are uniting behind Gordon Brown – but are prepared to admit their leader faces problems. The general mood, incredibly enough, is one of optimism. Or perhaps relief is a better word: relief that the long summer of simmering plots and unbridled resentment has passed as the… Read more »