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Corbyn was the only offer that could break the spell that was suffocating Labour. At last we could reach the surface, gulping the oxygen of hope and change, but do so amid the burning wreckage of a party unfit for the challenges of the 21st century.
Day two of Lord Ashcroft’s controversial biography has made waves in the press. But what is he up to?
Former party leader says he "consistently blocked" attacks on the unions by the Tories.
Public ownership of the railways won't do very much for inequality. But greater public spending on buses just might, says Tim Stacey.
Britain's housing market leaves young people locked out not just of owning a home, but getting the top jobs in the first place.
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The fate of Diane Abbott suggests it just might.
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