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Why Anushka Asthana chose this moment...

The exit poll showed the Tories as the largest single party, but with no overall majority. Theresa May had squandered her party’s high hopes. A Labour surge across the country forced a reappraisal of its Leader within the ‘Westminster village’ and changed the fault lines of British politics.

Far from being unelectable; un-spun, jam-making, allotment-loving, old school socialist, Jeremy Corbyn defied expectations and struck a chord with the voters. With (M)omentum behind him and the Conservatives running scared of another election, he looked for the first time like a potential Prime Minister.

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