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Jeremy Corbyn George Osborne cartoon

The Leader of the Labour Party and Chancellor of the Exchequer shifting political positions

The election of left wing Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader has, it has been suggested. will allow the Conservatives to reclaIm the political centre as the new Labour leader moves his party to the left.

There is however little evidence to suggest the Tories want to move to a political centre, which in fact is much farther to the right than a traditional left/right centre would be. Having migrated steadily that way for 20 years as only right of centre rhetoric has been uttered by either of the two major parties in that time. And it is the fear that Corbyn will allow a new line of reasoning as an alternative that has many politicians and their pet media frothing madly at Corbyn's election.

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