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Old Labournoun [+ sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌəʊld ˈleɪ.bər/  us   /ˌoʊld ˈleɪ.bɚ/
the ​people who do not ​support the ​changes made in the British ​Labour Party in the early 1990s and who still ​believe in the party's more ​traditionalprinciples. These ​includehighertaxes for investment in ​publicservices, such as ​health and ​education, and a ​closerelationship with tradeunions: Some Old ​Labour MPs ​opposed the government's ​welfarereforms.
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