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Labour has moved outside the ‘zone of acceptability’

The Labour leader's victory is part of a global shift to a more populist politics

By Tim Bale  

Jeremy Corbyn presents himself as the purveyor of a "new politics" ©AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Jeremy Corbyn’s victory has to be seen not only as a major advance for a Labour left that once looked entirely moribund. More worryingly for some, it also presents a huge opportunity to influence mainstream politics for much a harder, previously non-Labour left whose adherents, until this summer anyway, seemed destined to end their days fighting each other and trying to leverage…

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