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Corbyn has played a blinder—now the Opposition needs to hold firm

The Labour leader has risen to the occasion at a time of national crisis. But a huge amount hinges on what he does next

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Jacob King/PA Wire/PA Images

In the last week, Boris Johnson has suspended parliament against its will, lost his majority, lost control of parliamentary business, lost the ability to enforce no-deal in October, lost the vote to secure a general election, purged 21 senior colleagues from the party for defying him, and refused to apologise for Islamophobic remarks on the grounds of liberalism. Today his brother stood down as an MP rather than continue to serve under him. And yet he wants people to believe that Jeremy Corbyn is the…

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