Labour in the post-Corbyn era: lessons from the 1985-86 inquiry into Militant

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Period3 Feb 2020

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  • TitleLabour in the post-Corbyn era: lessons from the 1985-86 inquiry into Militant
    Media name/outletLondon School of Economics
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date3/02/20
    DescriptionChristopher Massey writes that the expulsion of Militant members in the 1980s broke not only their hold on Liverpool City Council, but resulted in the realignment of Labour’s left into ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ factions. He argues that today’s party must similarly decide whether the weight of recent polling and past history require a fundamental break with groups associated with the Corbyn era.
    URLLondon School of Economics
    PersonsChristopher Massey