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In a Sweeping Victory, Jeremy Corbyn Is Re-Elected as U.K. Labour Party Leader

After a summer saga that’s been dubbed the “chicken coup,” in which a group of Labour Party politicians tried to depose their leader, Corbyn has emerged triumphant from another election—this time with a larger majority.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE


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Chilcot Report on Iraq War Is ‘Damning Verdict’ for Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair (Video)

The United Kingdom’s official inquiry into the Iraq War has revealed that former Prime Minister Tony Blair “deliberately exaggerated [the] threat from Iraq” and did not exhaust all possibilities before resorting to military action. After the report was released on Wednesday, current Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn issued an apology on behalf of his party for its role in the war. (Updated)

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE

London’s Muslim Mayor Is Nothing New: 1,300 Years of Muslims Who Ran Major European Cities

The media are declaring Sadiq Khan, victor in the electoral contest for mayor of London, the “first Muslim mayor of a major European city.” They mean, of course, something like “the first Muslim mayor of a really big Western European city in the modern period (say the past two centuries).”

Posted on May 8, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn Joins Tens of Thousands in U.K. Anti-Nuclear Weapons Rally

“We are not alone,” the leader of Britain’s Labour Party told the crowd in a mass demonstration in central London Saturday. “There are many people around the world ... who have wanted a non-nuclear future for their country and their planet.”

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

The Corbyn Effect: Survey Shows Huge Support in Labour Party for Its Leader

It seems that Jeremy Corbyn is successfully reshaping the Labour Party in the U.K., with a survey showing “overwhelming support for him [and] a decisive shift to the left.”

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Jeremy Corbyn, Fighter for Social Justice, Peace and Human Rights

Although his feet have barely touched the ground, the Labour Party’s new leader, a man of principle, is already reinvigorating British politics.

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Anti-Establishment Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn Elected Leader of U.K. Labour Party

The previously obscure British parliamentarian whom The Guardian likened to Bernie Sanders has been elected leader of the Labour Party with 59.5 percent of the vote—“a stunning first-round victory that was bigger than the mandate for Tony Blair in 1994.”

Posted on Sep 12, 2015 READ MORE

Jeremy Corbyn Set to Become Leader of the U.K.’s Labour Party, Against Huge Odds

Long marginalized by his party’s establishment, the unlikely outsider is set to usher in a return to Labour’s more radical values.

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEOS: This ‘Daily Show’ Comparison of British and American Politics Puts U.S. Politicians to Shame

Putting into perspective just how terrible the Citizens United decision truly is, these videos will make you laugh, cry and then some.

Posted on May 14, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Five More Years of Tory Government: What Fresh Hell Is This?

Now free to pursue a radical agenda, David Cameron will lead Britain even further down the murky path of austerity, privatization, increased surveillance and jingoism.

Posted on May 8, 2015 READ MORE

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Britain’s Election 2015

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British Political Rebel Makes Triumphant Return

George Galloway, the British politician remanded to all but oblivion after being expelled from the Labour Party in 2003 and losing office in 2010, made an unexpected comeback Friday when he upset Britain’s major political party candidates to win a parliamentary by-election.

Posted on Mar 31, 2012 READ MORE

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Can Europe’s Left Rebound?

The question is whether 2012 will mark a comeback by a left invigorated by a growing unhappiness with rising economic inequalities and a backlash against austerity policies aimed at saving Europe’s common currency. (Pictured, British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.)

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 READ MORE

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What Britain Taught Us About Hard Times and the Left

Britain produced an electoral earthquake all right, but not the one so many expected. The real lessons have less to do with two-party systems than with how economic change has challenged old strategies on both the right and the left.

Posted on May 7, 2010 READ MORE

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British Election Mania

Gordon Brown has announced that the U.K. will hold elections May 6. A few weeks ago it was a near certainty that Conservatives would win the day, but a few polls show Labour surprisingly close to holding on to power. For the first time, the three major party leaders will debate each other live on telly. (continued)

Posted on Apr 5, 2010 READ MORE

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Changing of the Guard for British Gov’t

To say it was a politically interesting week would be a case of British understatement: London gained a new mayor—Boris Johnson, who beat incumbent Ken Livingstone to become the first Conservative to win the office—and Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party took a drubbing in local elections across the U.K. on May Day.

Posted on May 2, 2008 READ MORE

Blair’s Bittersweet Exit

British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s announcement that he’s stepping down won’t quell the anger felt on so much of the antiwar left. But my own reaction is a deep sadness that he tarnished a formidable legacy.

Posted on May 11, 2007 READ MORE

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Tony Blair Takes Your Questions

The British prime minister made an unprecedented appearance on Youtube (of all places) to respond to questions from the host of “Labour:vision” and viewers at large.

Posted on Apr 26, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

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