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Manifesto leak: Will Labour be sentenced to five more years of opposition?

Three charges against Corbyn’s party are worth considering

By Peter Kellner  

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/PA Images

Members of the jury,

The Labour Party stands accused of three political crimes in relation to its draft election manifesto. You have heard the evidence. It is now my duty to sum up the evidence you have heard in relation to each of the three charges.

Charge one: that the leak of the draft manifesto shows that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party cannot be trusted to govern the country effectively. The prosecuting counsel, representing the Conservative party and a group of…

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