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VERBATIM: Corbyn, Smith spar in leader debate

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And I think I see very clearly, that we've not been what we need to be in recent months, which is a powerful, credible opposition to the Tory party. They're riding roughshod over us.>> In the past ten months, we've defeated the government 22 times in Parliament. When we work together, we win, when we work together, we do defeat the Tories.
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>> I think the problem with that, Jeremy, is we're not defeating the Tories, we've had a few victories, we've done relatively well on a few occasions but we're behind.>>
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>> But Jeremy, 172 Labour MPs voted no confidence in your leadership. They're not Red Tories, these aren't people who want to see the Tory's back in power.
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>> We were ahead in May. Then came the wave of resignations. Then came the threat to unity in the party and that is what has put us behind in the polls.>>
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They're not Blair-ites, they're just Labour MPs.