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Jeremy Corbyn is trying his best—that’s the problem

While he remains leader there is no Labour Party

By John McTernan  

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Where does Labour go now? “We’re going nowhere,” defiantly cry Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and their supporters. “Precisely,” comes the response from everyone else in the Parliamentary Labour Party.

MPs have never been Jeremy Corbyn’s strongest supporters but they gave him a chance. They sat behind him at Prime Minister’s Questions and tried to laugh loyally at his “jokes”—not at David Cameron’s. They didn’t serve…

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