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Champagne socialists celebrate Corbyn’s NEC victory

After Tuesday’s vote of Labour’s National Executive Committee, Jeremy Corbyn is automatically on the ballot in any leadership contest. So, with the prospect of a Corbyn-led Labour for the rest of eternity (or until he retires) now looking likely, it’s little wonder his team were in the mood to celebrate last night.

In fact there was only one thing for it — bubbles! Although Corbynistas tend to take exception to being called ‘champagne socialists’, the Labour leader’s team lived up to the stereotype last night, with his office manager Karie Murphy tweeting a photo of two bottles of Parliament’s finest fizz:


Still, with Corbyn now accused...

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