Can Corbynism claim the centre ground?

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Abstract

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Whittington hospital. Photo: Stefan Rousseau / PA Archive/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.Whatever happens this summer, Jeremy Corbyn leaves a major legacy. Most notable is the longterm leftwards shift in Labour’s centre of gravity. The party’s right in retreat, Corbyn’s challenger Owen Smith campaigns on an almost identical platform, Trident and the EU aside. Smith’s pitch is to present it better and add much-need policy heft. The course steered may need a new captain, but politically Corbyn binds Labour left for the foreseeable future.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
No.8 August 2016
Specialist publicationOpen Democracy
PublisherOpen Democracy
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Corbyn
  • Corbynism
  • Labour Party
  • Politics

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