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The Corbyn relaunch: what went wrong?

His stance on the “wage cap” changed—several times

By John McTernan  

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a visit to Paston Farm Centre in Peterborough ©Chris Radburn/PA Wire/PA Images

Where does one start with Jeremy Corbyn’s relaunch? It is an iron law of politics that you should never have one—the only thing that ever happens after one is that the adjective “beleaguered” ineluctably attaches itself to your name, swiftly followed by the intensifier “increasingly.” Still, if you are going to go for…

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