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The rock gods of Labour take their leave of the Liverpool arena

Listening to the Susan Boyle of socialism and other old favourites at the Labour Party conference

The last time I was at the Liverpool Echo Arena I went to see Bob Dylan on his never-ending tour. On that occasion, a figure who should have retired a long time ago stood in front of a crowd with impossible expectations and struggled to remember the tune to old songs. Today, Jeremy Corbyn delivered his leader’s speech to the Labour Party conference.

It has been some time since Dylan dropped The Leaving of Liverpool from his repertoire. Labour, by contrast, are making a habit of it, having signed a long-term deal to rotate their annual conference between Liverpool and Brighton.

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