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Labour conference: Corbynism is about controlling Labour, not the country

For the moment, an uneasy peace reigns within the party, but that won't last

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his first keynote speech during the third day of the Labour Party conference. © Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In his conference speech yesterday, John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, promised that Labour under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn would offer a radical alternative to austerity. But what he actually proposed—a review of the role of the Treasury, an inquiry into the running…

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