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    I don't believe, when you survey the candidates, that a different Labour leader would have won. You cannot simply take 40% for granted....

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    ... as if that were simply there for another leader to build on. A sizeable chunk of that 40% is directly attributable to Mr Corbyn....

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    ... and pretending otherwise is just shoring up a position one held last week, which turned out to be wrong. The other possible leaders....

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    ... might conceivably have taken more waverers from the Tories but I doubt they would have had the surge of novelty which was vital...

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    ... so the sum total would almost certainly have been a worse performance, not a better one. Of course the formula for victory is a leader..

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    ... who both inspires and takes the votes of pragmatists. It helps if the incumbent government is a complete shambles.

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