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Evan Davis: 'Are Labour more united now than in 1980s?'


In Manchester, Labour are holding a party conference two-and-a-half years into a stint in opposition.

But, unusually, they actually appear more united at the moment than the government. It has not always been like that.

The last time Labour had a conference early in an opposition period was in the early 1980s. Back then, there were far more fights between people at the left and right of the party.

The Today programme's Evan Davis tried to find out how united the Labour Party really is now.

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