Corbyn’s Labour and the populism question

Autumn/Winter 2017

It’s now common to hear Corbynism described as ‘populist’. But if we examine the core characteristics of populism, we find Corbynism bears only a very superficial resemblance to populist movements. This framing often functions as an attempt to delegitimise any political view lying outside the centre-ground of politics, and should be resisted. 

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Renewal: a journal of social democracy, Volume 25 No 3/4