Five tests for Jeremy Corbyn

corbynJeremy Corbyn was emphatically elected as the next leader of the Labour Party at the weekend.  In a blog in the Huffington Post last week, I suggest that he, as with any Labour Leader, faces five key tests:

‘Selecting a replacement for Ed Miliband has turned into an existential moment for the Labour Party, and become one of the most important crossroads in modern British politics. After Blairite candidates lined up to claim that the party needed to listen to ‘aspiration’ in the immediate aftermath of the general election result, the contest has taken twists and turns via the withdrawal of leading candidates because of the ‘pressure and scrutiny’ that came with being a candidate, Corbynmania and voter registration ‘purges’. Legal challenges and perhaps even MP defections may follow…..’

Read the rest here.

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