A recent report shows that the reformist actions of the Labour government have not been able to reverse the inequalities that capitalism generates.
Minister for Women and Equality Harriet Harman, who won the Labour Party deputy leadership by talking up left wing and egalitarian credentials, set up a National Equality Panel to look into inequality in UK society, and report back. That the report, An Anatomy of Economic Equality in the UK (summary at www.equalities.gov.uk/pdf/NEP Summary.pdf), has come out in the period of the run up to a general election, at which Labour are desperately trying to cling onto their heartland support and produce clear red water between themselves and the Tories, is surely purely coincidental.
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