The U.K. Labour Party's New Leader Is A Radical Socialist
Jeremy Corbyn was supposed to be the far-left's long-shot protest candidate. Instead, he's just been elected leader of the Labour Party.By Matt Picht | September 12, 2015
Britain's major opposition party just elected a radical socialist as its new leader. If you haven't been paying attention to U.K. politics, now might be the time to start.
A wildly successful grassroots campaign has propelled unassuming Islington MP Jeremy Corbyn to the head of the U.K. Labour Party. And now everyone's trying to figure out what will happen next.
Corbyn's first task will be wrangling members of his own party. Many Labour MPs don't subscribe to Corbyn's far-left policy platform, and his own legacy of rebelling against the party line could make it hard for him to win support.