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The Independent - United Kingdom | Sunday, September 13, 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: "The next five years of British politics will be very interesting indeed. ... Under Ed Miliband, the Labour Party seemed to accept the overarching premise of austerity and focused on quibbling with detail. This created a consensus amongst the three mainstream parties that cuts were the only option. But the media will be required to give Jeremy Corbyn a regular platform in his role as leader, and perhaps the public will finally be able to hear the arguments for better, more prosperous fiscal policy."

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