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It’s not just poor organisation—Labour Live was always going to fail

Young people can spot inauthenticity a mile off. If political parties want to attract them, their events need to be led from the grassroots

By Emma Burnell  

Corbyn at Glastonbury worked because it felt spontaneous and fun. Photo: PA

Tens of thousands of people hanging on your every word and singing your name to the heavens. Who wouldn’t want to experience that? More pertinently, who—having experienced it once—wouldn’t want to recreate it?

It is very easy to see how, after the high of Corbyn’s post-election appearance at Glastonbury, the temptation to go big on Labour Live was as difficult to resist as it has proved impossible to deliver. According to reports, ticket sales are rather low and my younger, cooler…

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