My view is that you still, in order to win from the Labour perspective, have to have a strong alliance with business as well as the unions. You have got to be very much in the centre ground on things like public sector reform.
Genetic modification has many different areas, for example in medicine, and Britain is at the leading edge of this new technology. I don't know, but people tell me, it could indeed by the leading science of the 21st century. All I say to people is: 'Just keep an open mind and let us proceed according to genuine scientific evidence.'
The public think the politicians don't know or care about their lives; and the politicians feel misunderstood.
Whatever the dangers of the action we take, the dangers of inaction are far, far greater.
Lara Jean Chorostecki