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From Gallagher to grime, the key to understanding Labour’s transformation is pop music

If 1997 was all about Oasis and D:Ream, Corbyn's cultural support is both more authentic and less po-faced

By Richard Power Sayeed  

Oh, Je-re-my Corbyn: the hook from the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" has been picked up by Corbyn's supporters. Photo: Prospect composite

Only four years after he had come off the dole, the young man pulled up to the gates of Downing Street in a brown and cream Rolls-Royce. Beyond the famous ironwork entrance, the Blairs were hosting a party and he, the occupant of the elegant sedan, was invited. On the other side of his car door window, someone in the crowd of craned necks and hands thrusting autograph…

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