Jeremy Corbyn Easily Re-Elected UK Labour Party Leader

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Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the Stop Trident rally at Trafalgar Square on 27 February 2016. (Photo: Garry Knight/flickr/cc)

Reprinted from Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos on September 24, 2016.

Jeremy Corbyn scored a “monumental victory” on Saturday, easily being reelected leader of Britain’s Labour Party.

Corbyn got 61.8 percent of the vote to opponent Owen Smith’s 38.2. The Guardian reports that the 67-year-old “won a majority over Smith in every category—members, registered supporters, and trades union affiliates. He won the support of 59 percent of voting members, 70 percent of registered supporters, and 60 percent of affiliated supporters.”

Cory Doctorow writes at BoingBoing that his reelection came despite sabotage from his own party and the UK press’s efforts to “to sideline, belittle and dismiss him.”…

Common Dreams 9/24

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