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>> The next Labor Party leader and the next prime minister of this country Jeremy Corbyn.>>
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>> But Monday hasn't all gone the incumbent's way. Two of his former advisors coming out in support of rival Owen Smith.
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>> They're fed up with injustice and inequality, and they want to do something about it. That's why our party was founded, that's why we're very proud to have this direct, organic link between the Labor Party and the trade unions. That's why together, we can develop the policies we need.
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Put that case to the people of this country and win a general election to provide a decent, better society for all. Thank you very much.>>
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The reason they don't see Corbyn as a credible leader. That's also Smith's main pitch to the Labor Party membership. His bid may have taken a knock with the CWU's declaration. Unions are seen as Corbyn's power base to lose, but to cause an upset in September's vote Smith must make some significant inroads.