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Big question: is Labour heading for a split?

As polls put left-winger Jeremy Corbyn ahead for the leadership, is the party on the path to destruction?

By Prospect Team  

Jeremy Corbyn: widening the debate or trashing the party? © Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

This week has been traumatic for Labour. On Monday, the party saw one of its biggest rebellions in the past decade as 48 of its 232 MPs voted against a government welfare bill on which they were supposed to abstain. This was bad enough, but it was nothing compared to the furore which accompanied the release of a YouGov poll on Wednesday, showing Jeremy Corbyn, the hard…

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