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And so Starmer turns the page on the disastrous Corbyn era

The new Labour leader’s first days in post show which side he is really on

By Rachel Sylvester  

Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Keir Starmer spent the leadership contest treading carefully between left and right, revolution and evolution, trying to persuade the moderates he was one of them while also keeping the Corbynistas on side. The strategy of triangulating between the Progress and Momentum wings of the party won him a resounding victory last weekend. Now that he is leader he has quickly made clear which side he is really on.

On Monday, one shadow cabinet minister told me Starmer “has to…

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