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Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech will delight supporters—but will it be enough?

Corbyn billed his party as a government-in-waiting in a confident address. But will it be enough to assuage his critics—and win over voters?

By Stephanie Boland  

At 75 minutes, it was a mammoth speech. Conspicuously left-wing and confident, the leader’s address to conference was greeted with multiple standing ovations. During the first few months of this year, some doubted whether the Labour Party would make it to Brighton in one piece. Today, Corbyn seemed triumphant, and the key thread of his speech was of Labour as a government in waiting.

As Isabel Hardman observed over at the Spectator, much of the power of this speech came from capitalising on…

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