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Professor Tim Bale, A Corbyn-inspired split would be a Labour catastrophe – just look across the Channel

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From Scandinavia to Greece, great social democratic parties are being reduced to bit players. It’s a nightmare vision that should bring Labour to its senses explains Professor Tim Bale. Labour, he says, has “never faced much serious competition on the left side of the political spectrum. But what if the summer fling that some of its members seem to be having with Jeremy Corbyn isn’t all over by October? What if, instead, it represents the beginning of a big split (or splits) on the British left?”
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Click here to read a co-authored article by Professor Bale on the members who will be choosing Labour’s new leader