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We know what the Independent Group are against—but what on earth are they for?

This isn't "Corbynism without Corbyn" or Conservatism without the ERG. But it's not clear what it is, either

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

On the two most pressing policy areas—Brexit and austerity—it's not clear that the Independent Group have to offer. Photo: PA

Having failed to break up with their party on Valentine’s Day—and on many other days before—this week Corbynsceptic MPs finally signed the divorce papers, walked out of the family home and into a cauldron of television cameras.

What this does or doesn’t mean will not be clear this week or next. The immediate fallout—crossfire and torrents of relief; despair and abuse—say nothing about the fundamental prospects of the new…

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