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Why Corbynism matters

The inside story of the movement behind the man—and why, whoever wins the electoral battle, the Left is winning the war

By Jack Shenker   December 2019

Corbynism is about more than just Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Prospect composite

Late in October, just as temperatures dropped and the nights drew in, more than 1,500 people joined an online conference call to discuss how Labour might win the upcoming general election.

Participants introduced themselves and shared their locations: from Crouch End to the Calder Valley, Canterbury to Cornwall. So many people were typing simultaneously that the text was often unreadable; it was a giddy celebration of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party by its most passionate activists. “Don’t listen…

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