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Whatever the pundits say, Corbyn has proved that the left can win

Labour's extraordinary result was down to a bold, enthusiastic campaign from Corbyn and his team

By Ellie Mae O'Hagan  

Labour would not have won with Dan Jarvis—in fact, they only did so well because of Corbyn. Photo: PA

I’ve enjoyed watching pundits this morning engaging in intellectual acrobatics in order to justify Labour’s astonishing performance in any way other than the fact that a lot of people like left wing ideas and will vote for them. Perhaps the only reason no one ever realised that before is because this is the first time voters have actually been offered leftwing ideas in nearly 35 years.

So yes,…

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