Labour's Lisa Nandy: "People feel politicians come and do things to them, not with them"

The Wigan MP reflects on her party's identity crisis and why changing faces at the top won't magically fix everything.

There is a protest in the centre of Wigan. Activists from Extinction Rebellion have occupied Market Place bearing placards, piercings, dreadlocks and rational arguments. 

"How can we make sure that sufficient climate action is taken in a way that is just for Northern towns?" asks Bethan Nowell, a 31-year-old student who has been left disappointed by the recent Labour manifesto. High command has shelved a commitment to net-zero emissions by 2030.

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source: New Statesman

2019-12-02 20:35
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