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Karl Pike, Corbyn’s outsider triumph resonates with Labour’s history-and its internal battles

12 June 2017

Karl Pike writes for Prospect Magazine about the uneasy tension in different interpretations of Labour’s ethos, one of which partly explains both Corbyn’s popularity and controversy: “Ever since Corbyn became Leader of the Labour Party, the fault lines in different interpretations of Labour’s ethos have been exposed. In reality, there are few policy differences in both the parliamentary party and the wider movement. Some may have balked, at first, at the sheer number of pledges in the manifesto—but very few would disagree with them.”
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