With high household and national debt, and interest rates already at record lows, the UK would have less firepower to deploy than in 2008.
Adopting the definition would head off the immediate prospect of a split, but the perception of institutional indifference would remain.
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Commuters' anger will continue to be directed at substandard rail firms and an inept government.
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There are calls for “Corbynism without Corbyn”: keeping his domestic agenda but discarding his foreign policy baggage.
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