I am aware that I am listed as speaking at a Labour Fringe event at lunchtime today. I have to offer my apologies. I have to be at a meeting with my family later today that means I cannot be in Liverpool.
This will be the first Labour Party conference I will have missed for some time. It also exudes the sense that it may be an important one. I hope so. The UK needs alternative thinking. And as John Harris argues in the Guradian this morning, that thinking needs to be both radical, and rooted in the possible. I believe that is possible. That is why I suggested a range of tax policies yesterday.