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The underlying story remains Starmer’s strength but Nandy is gaining meaningful support.
The next Labour leader – rather like the Prime Minister – faces two constraints in filling the role.
The most powerful adviser in Downing Street was in the wilderness in the mid-2000s, running a short-lived think-tank. But many of his warnings and prophecies have been fulfilled.
Labour MPs have become accustomed to being able to freelance politically. The return to normality will be trickier than many suppose.
The train drivers’ union’s executive is expected to back Rebecca Long-Bailey but its general secretary is drawn to Keir Starmer.
Lucy Powell MP, who with Ed Miliband is leading a commission into Labour’s election defeat, has questioned the sense in rushing “headlong” into a leadership race.
Can Boris Johnson’s Conservatives really hold on to former Labour voters in the party’s old heartlands?
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The UK may believe it can play the US and the EU off against each other. But it will soon collide with geopolitical reality.
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