’19th-century inequalities in shiny classrooms’: Melissa Benn on the future of schools
Melissa Benn, author of School Wars, discusses education with teacher Anna Wolmuth

Don’t vote Labour – they don’t deserve it … do they?
'Vote Labour to keep out the Tories' has been the default position of most of the left for decades, albeit with clothes pegs firmly affixed to noses. What other options are there? Does Labour deserve to lose? Certainly the Tories don't deserve to win. Michael Mansfield QC and Melissa Benn are both radical socialists with strong records of campaigning for human rights and social justice. But when it comes to how to vote they disagree strongly