Corbyn’s Labour Triumph Despite UK Election Defeat

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Corbyn’s Labour Triumph Despite UK Election Defeat
FINIAN CUNNINGHAM | 10.06.2017 | OPINION

Corbyn’s Labour Triumph Despite UK Election Defeat

Finian CUNNINGHAMAgainst all the odds, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn scored a landmark victory of sorts in the British general election. Under his leadership, he has brought the party back as a major political force with future momentum.

Only a few weeks ago, he was written off as a «loony left» no-hoper who would crash the Labour party into oblivion. This week, however, his confident socialist manifesto has been vindicated as a winner among voters, especially the younger ones. That bodes well for the future.

Granted, Labour did not win the election with an outright majority. But the dramatic gains in new parliamentary seats brings the party into a position where it is able to propose forming a minority government if the ruling Conservatives implode from infighting.

For the Conservative party under Prime Minister Theresa May the result is…

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