Labour leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey has vowed to tear up the party’s constitution to put protecting the environment at the heart of the movement. The Shadow Business Secretary said Clause IV of the document should be updated that would include expanding “democratic public ownership” of public services. She said there needed to be “a Clause IV for our time” as the original was penned in 1918, and updated by Tony Blair in 1995. The shadow Cabinet member said on Andrew Neil’s show on the BBC that a new Clause IV should include backing for a green economy and recognising that “socialism and environmentalism must go hand in hand”.
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