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Momentum’s crisis

"The left detaches itself still further from everyday experiences of the British working class"

By Jon Cruddas  

Momentum's "The World Transformed" festival ©Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

This summer’s no confidence move on Jeremy Corbyn was the result of post-referendum trauma among his parliamentary colleagues, who feared an early General Election. It was always likely to fail and reinforce resentment between much of the membership and the bulk of MPs. As a result of it, we are in stalemate; a stasis exists that hinders any real understanding of the Corbyn phenomenon and what lies beneath.

For those of us that hold…

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