Keir Starmer is posing as the Labour Party's unity candidate, appearing prime ministerial while sticking by the party's left-wing policies. But if elected, he would be forced to choose between these priorities — and it's clear the left policies would lose out.
Tom Blackburn is a founding editor of New Socialist. He lives in Greater Manchester.
The stakes at this UK Labour Party conference are high: can it secure a parliamentary party willing to support a transformative socialist government?