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Corbyn defiant on new Labour approach
  • UK
  • September 29, 2015, 21:07

Jeremy Corbyn, newly elected leader of the UK’s Labour Party, yesterday declared he was “unapologetic” about leading a leftward policy shift, but ins(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

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