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Labour’s death by enthusiasm

Labour's swelling ranks entrench divisions with a public that doesn't much care.

By David Runciman   October 2016

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to supporters at a rally in Parliament Square in late June ©Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The one achievement that even Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies struggle to dismiss is his success in building the membership of the Labour Party. They may not like the results, but it is hard to deny that he has revitalised the party as a mass movement: the total membership is now more than half a…

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