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A tale of two parties

What a contrast between the Labour and Conservative party conferences. One was more like a rock concert, the other a dull business convention. Labour members scent power and they are high on it. A palpable wave of excitement sweeps across the room as Jeremy Corbyn enters. People jostle to get close to him as he shakes a multitude of outstretched hands, smiling contentedly through his newly groomed beard. Here is a man who spent years in the political wilderness, once dismissed as hopeless... Read More >

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