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Formby has gone and Starmer has full control. What will he do with it?

The resignation of Labour’s general secretary completes the break with Corbynism. It is Starmer’s choice what to do next

By Peter Kellner  

Corbyn, McDonnell and Formby in 2015. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Archive/PA Images

It is hard to overstate the significance of Jennie Formby’s departure as the Labour Party’s general secretary. She was the last important survivor of the Corbyn era. Keir Starmer has taken just one month to dismantle the ancient regime and establish complete control over the party. He now has the power to set its course for the rest of this parliament. He must decide how to use it.

The speed with which he has acted so far has been…

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