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Will there be another Labour leadership challenge?

Corbyn has surpassed all expectations—but there are still members of his party who won't want him as leader

By Alex Dean  

Jeremy Corbyn

“He’s taking us back to 1983!” That was the accusation levelled at Corbyn from the moment he was elected Labour leader in 2015. Neil Kinnock, who himself spent much of the 1980s dragging Labour back to the centre ground, put this point to me in no uncertain terms last year. The theory was that with Corbyn at the helm, Labour would once again lurch to the left, suffering the inevitable electoral consequences.

The first part of this conventional wisdom proved true: when the election…

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