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Tories set to rule for a generation

Published 16/09/2015

Jeremy Corbyn's extraordinary election victory as Labour leader will breathe new life into the decimated Liberal Democrats and keep the Tories in government for a generation or more.

I respect Jeremy Corbyn's honesty and his wish to try to change a moribund political system. But his extreme socialist policies will never work - however much they reflect the desperate views of millions of mainly young, disaffected citizens.

Labour will be out in the wilderness for 15 years or more. Corbyn will change his party, but not in the direction it requires.

Today, the Tories cannot quite believe their good luck - and the Liberal Democrats are mightily relieved. So am I.

MARK LOWE

Durban, South Africa

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