Syriza’s defeat shows the left needs a plan to hold on to power, not just win it | Gary Younge

An election victory is one thing, but to sustain social and political advances requires a movement

The day after Jeremy Corbyn scraped together the parliamentarians’ names he needed to get on the Labour leadership ballot in 2015, he headed off in search of voters. “We didn’t have a campaign. We didn’t have an organisation. We didn’t have any money,” he told me. “All we had was my credit card and that lasted for about a week.”

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