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Corbyn can claim victory on tax credits but he still has much to learn

The new leadership must be wary of making un-funded spending pledges

By Karim Palant  

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell © PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A win is a win. The tax credits row is a clear victory for the Labour opposition. Victory has a thousand fathers, and defeat is an orphan. The clamour to claim credit for winning this fight will be deafening.

But the new Labour leadership deserves credit for pushing this issue. Robust internal pressure to take this issue on was important…

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