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Yes, politics has changed—but not because Jeremy Corbyn “won the argument”

The Conservatives are spending big. But not because of Labour setting the agenda

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally. Photo: Wikimedia commons

Jeremy Corbyn thinks he won the argument—and he says he has proof. A Tory government—a Tory government!—running huge deficits, subsidising private salaries, raising benefits, pumping money into the NHS, and scrapping rail franchises? In the minds of Corbyn and his followers, it’s his world and we’re just living in it.

It’s easy to scoff, given Labour’s electoral shellacking at the end of last year. But do they have a point?

Before Corbyn—specifically, before his 2017 election comeback—the Tories were…

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