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Jeremy Corbyn is the new leader of the British Labour Party. He opposes the austerity policy and argues in favour of nationalising companies. Will he become the new spokesman of the left in Europe?

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Tuesday, 1. December 2015

Pacifist Corbyn destroying Labour

The British oppositional Labour Party is deeply divided in the run-up to today's vote in the British House of Commons over whether Britain should participate in airstrikes against the IS in Syria. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is against British involvement while the majority of his MPs are in favour. Corbyn's course is making the party increasingly unelectable, the conservative daily Financial Times criticises: » more

The Independent - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 30. September 2015

Former non-voters are Corbyn's best chance

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn announced at the party conference in Brighton at the start of the week that he wants to lead his party back to power. That may be possible despite the party's shift to the left, the centre-left daily The Independent comments: » more

Blog David McWilliams - Ireland | Thursday, 17. September 2015

Corbyn and Trump give losers a voice

The ultra-conservative US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the leftist British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn are both expressions of the same phenomenon, economist and blogger David McWilliams contends: » more

El Huffington Post - Spain | Wednesday, 16. September 2015

Corbyn must move towards centre or fail

The Labour Party's new leader Jeremy Corbyn urgently needs to moderate his tone or else his party will be condemned to irrelevance, Carlos Carnero, MEP for Spain's Socialist PSOE party, predicts on the centre-left news and comment website El Huffington Post: » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Monday, 14. September 2015

Corbyn's election cements Tories' power

The election of left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as the Labour Party's new leader plays right into the hands of the ruling Conservatives, the liberal Financial Times observes: » more

The Independent - United Kingdom | Sunday, 13. September 2015

Corbyn gives austerity opponents a voice

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected the new leader of the British Labour Party, the party leadership announced on Saturday. His election puts an end to the baneful consensus in the British debate on austerity, the centre-left daily The Independent writes joyfully: » more

De Volkskrant - Netherlands | Monday, 14. September 2015

Corbyn's election a cause of concern for Europe

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the British Labour Party is a cause of concern for the centre-left daily De Volkskrant: » more

Jutarnji list - Croatia | Tuesday, 1. September 2015

Corbyn the new star of Europe's left

Now that Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza have renounced their radical left-wing ideas in favour of new loans in Greece and the Spanish Podemos party is not doing well in the polls, the liberal daily Jutarnji List sees British politician Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the left in Europe: » more

The Guardian - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 19. August 2015

Corbyn is a revolutionary phenomenon

The fact that a majority of Labour Party members support the left-wing outsider Jeremy Corbyn of all people testifies to a new British opposition to the European austerity policy, the centre-left daily The Guardian believes: » more

The Independent - United Kingdom | Monday, 17. August 2015

Shift to left would cost Labour even more voters

As of last Friday members of the Labour Party have three weeks to elect a new leader. Polls put far left contender Jeremy Corbyn in the lead among the four candidates. But Corbyn would be the wrong choice, warns the centre-left daily The Independent: » more

L'Humanité - France | Tuesday, 18. August 2015

Corbyn will lead Labour from its impasse

The more than 600,000 members of the British Labour Party will vote on a new leader by the start of September. The MP Jeremy Corbyn, who rejects rigorous austerity and sympathises with the Spanish party Podemos, stands a good chance of succeeding Ed Miliband. His popularity confirms that many Labour supporters are looking for an alternative to liberalism, the communist daily L'Humanité writes: » more


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