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Rachel Reeves’s book rocked by plagiarism claims

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Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but has Rachel Reeves taken that too far? The Financial Times today reports that the shadow chancellor’s new book ‘has been found to contain examples of apparent plagiarism,’ including ‘reproduced material’ from sources such as Wikipedia, the Guardian and, er, Reeves’s own front bench colleague Hilary Benn.

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