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Jeremy Corbyn is Britain’s George McGovern

Labour is repeating the mistakes made by the Democrats half a century ago

By Jamie Reed  

U.S. and Democratic presidential candidate Senator George McGovern June 30, 1972 in Washington, DC. ©Warren Leffler/Zuma Press/PA Images

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