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The lame duck and the rooster

Jeremy Corbyn may never be elected prime minister but as we learnt from the last general election campaign, sitting in opposition can be enough to influence policies 

23 October 2015

A storm recently swept through the Labour Party, taking with it a 66-year-old MP who had spent over three decades on the backbenches, installing him as Labour Party leader. But the storm wasn't done yet.

Jeremy Corbyn gained the biggest mandate of any party leader since the establishment of Labour in 1900. Not bad for a grey haired eccentric from the periphery of modern politics.

Moving beyond all the party rhetoric about a kinder politic and a new order, there sits in opposition a potentially very powerful man.

'Informed opinion' suggests this is not a man who should be taken seriously but there is an undeniable truth that comes with the position he has assumed; Jeremy Corbyn does not have to win the next general election in order to influence policies that will affect private clients.

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