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The struggle to find Labour’s next struggle

The party is in the doldrums. But, in a world of injustice, it can renew its purpose if it can only find a fair fight to pick. That is also the means to taking on populism

By Jonathan Rutherford  

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ©Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

In a companion piece, Ryan Shorthouse explains how populism can be taken on from the right

The Labour party is in deep trouble. The days of faith in Jeremy Corbyn have passed. The intellectual outriders of the new honest politics have deserted him, leaving nothing of originality behind. Bereft of ideas, incapable of change, and blinded by its own vanity, the leadership behaves like a passive bystander in the party’s decline. Hovering at a disastrous 25 per cent in the polls,…

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