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Working class rep July 31, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Quite an interesting review with British Labour’s Angela Rayner in the Guardian.

As someone from a distinctly and distinctively working class background she’s unusual, isn’t she? Which tells its own story. She’s also interesting in relation to Corbyn.

Rayner has been loyal to Corbyn, but she does not define herself as a Corbynista and backed Andy Burnham in the 2015 leadership election: “I’m Labour through and through, and I wouldn’t define myself by a particular leader.” She is a socialist, but less ideological one than some of her colleagues. “Ideology never put food on my table,” she says.

Not quite sure I’d agree with that last but her pragmatism seems of a left inclined sort which is refreshing. Still, what of this?

She has successfully scuppered Theresa May’s flagship policy to build a new generation of grammar schools, but doesn’t propose abolishing existing ones because that would mean destroying good schools.

Perhaps I’m misinterpreting that last but surely it is possible to change the nature of the school without destroying it.





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