In our Trade Union Guide 2005, published with this issue but printed before the main paper went to press, the editorial (page iii) wrongly states that the GMB is no longer affiliated to the Labour Party. In fact, the union decided in July to stop funding the party centrally and instead give money directly to MPs and candidates who support its policies.

This article first appeared in the 13 September 2004 issue of the New Statesman, Can Islam change?