Tuesday February 25, 2020

Can Corbyn give the Left new life?

The Tory press would love to see Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, but they may be underestimating the impact of a reawakening of ardent socialism in Britain

9th August, 2015
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Jeremy Corbyn greets his supporters during a recent rally: the veteran left-winger is well placed to claim the Labour leadership. Picture: Getty

It is probably one of the most extraordinary political stories of our times and it’s coming your way. It may be happening in Britain but it has lessons for politics in Ireland and across the EU.

There is now the real possibility that the left-leaning Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn is going to win the Labour Party leadership contest to replace Ed Miliband. Corbyn, essentially as a sop to the Labour left fringe, was...

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