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A progressive alliance wouldn’t work

The problems are both mathematical and philosophical

By Stephen Bush  

Caroline Lucas has called for one ©Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/PA Images

The moment it should have been obvious that Jeremy Corbyn was going to win the 2015 Labour leadership election was when Progress Magazine asked all four candidates why Labour had lost the last general election.

Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall all responded with some manner of vague bafflegab. Corbyn, however, had an answer that was simple, memorable, and right: “Because we didn’t get enough votes.”

Two years on, Labour is just weeks…

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