It is vital that Labour fights for equality | Letters

The party must be in a postion to offer solutions to Britain’s social and economic challenges

Roy Hattersley makes a timely case for the party to underpin its emerging policy stances with a philosophical commitment to social equality in wealth and power (“Labour should be bold and declare that equality is its abiding principle”, Comment).

An opportunist Tory leadership is currently floating ideas to “steal” some traditional Labour policies – more funding for the NHS and schools, state support for certain strategically significant enterprises – to gain popularity and distract from the increasingly evident disruption generated by Brexit. Labour needs to offer a more coherent and consistent approach to tackling the UK’s underlying social and economic challenges.

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