Here we go then...We should make one. It's time for a real alternative to the "next Labour leader" thread, as opposed to the "next Labour leader-lite" thread we have at the moment.
Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949) is a British Labour Party politician who is Leader of the Labour Party and the Leader of the Opposition. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington North since 1983.
Born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, Corbyn briefly attended North London Polytechnicbefore going on to work for the National Union of Public Employees and National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers as an official. He began his political career in 1974 when he was elected to Haringey Council, and also served as Secretary of the Islington Labour Party. He continued in those roles until his election as the MP for Islington North.
A self-described democratic socialist, Corbyn advocates the re-nationalisation of public utilities and railways, combatting corporate tax evasion and avoidance as an alternative to austerity, abolishing university tuition fees and restoring student grants, a unilateral policy of nuclear disarmament, quantitative easing to fund infrastructure and renewable energy projects, and reversing cuts to the public sector and welfare made since 2010 by the government of David Cameron. He is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign,Amnesty International and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and is the National Chair of the Stop the War Coalition.
On 6 June 2015, Corbyn announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Labour Party. Although he was initially regarded as a fringe candidate in theleadership election, Corbyn became the lead candidate in opinion polls and gained the support of the majority of trades unions affiliated to the Labour Party, as well as three non-affiliated trade unions. On 12 September 2015, he was elected Leader of the Labour Party, with 59.5% of the votes in the first round of the ballot.
I have a feeling I'm going to be utterly disgusted time and time again by both the Tories and the media. The question is, will they lose the run of themselves and go too far. I think they run the risk of that and making themselves look vicious. Twas pretty disgusting some of the stuff that took place during the GE.