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Jeremy Corbyn, Labour voters like me don't want a sandalled socialist

The real disaffected in this country are the working people of the lower middle classes, the people who have seen their pensions shrink, whose children are still living at home in their thirties because they can’t afford a home. They don't want someone droning on about political prisoners in the third world

Labour now risks splitting off into two equally ridiculous parties

Which entity – the one recognised as legitimate by parliament or by the members – will be legally entitled to call itself ‘Labour’? Might ‘Labour’ feature in two or more competing forms – Labour vs Continuity Labour, for instance, or Labour vs Classic Labour vs Jerry C’s Labour Show? 

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How spin doctors destroyed our democracy

In the first of a two-part series, The Independent’s founding editor explains how the professionalisation of politics turned the business of Westminster into a brand, with dangerous consequences