Are real changes now possible: where next for Corbyn and Labour?
Jeremy Corbyn's election campaign, in particular the manifesto, is the most positive development in British politics for more than twenty-five years because it is the first substantial challenge to neoliberalism that has emerged from Labour. Corbyn's position on Europe has been ambivalent, but this has allowed him to address the concerns of Brexit voters and potentially win them back for progressive politics. The Conservatives are divided on Brexit and this has made it difficult for May to regroup. There is therefore a potential for Labour to build on this success and make the break with neoliberalism more substantial and more popular. This is a chance to renew social democracy, which the Labour centre must now support. All sections of the left need to participate in a process of alliance building and policy development, particularly in the area of political economy, and to make every effort to promote a clear alternative to neoliberalism.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 15, 2017
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