Peter Hoskin

Harman tries to bind Labour and the unions even closer

Progressive coalition. Those two words haven’t been tied together too frequently since Gordon Brown scrambled for survival in the aftermath of the election. But Harriet Harman invoked them in her speech to the TUC today, and she wasn’t talking about a union between Labour and the Lib Dems:

“We are witnessing an emerging political movement amongst progressives in Britain – beginning to see that the Tory/Lib Dem government has no mandate.

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