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What does Starmer’s Labour stand for?

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It has been a mixed start to the week for Labour. Rachel Reeves has been criticised for ‘following the same tram lines’ as the Tories on spending. Meanwhile, Starmer has been boosted by the decision taken by Unite – one of the UK’s biggest unions – to retain close ties with the Labour Party. Do they have a raft of transformative policies that will deliver change? Is the relationship between Labour and the unions as rosy as the Unite vote suggests? 
Also today, the Nato summit in Vilnius is underway and the mood seems optimistic after Erdogan agreed to support Sweden’s membership bid. What can we expect from the summit?
Oscar Edmondson speaks to Katy Balls and John McTernan, former political secretary to Tony Blair. 
 Produced by Oscar Edmondson. 


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