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Professor Tim Bale, Leftist Jeremy Corbyn elected leader of Labour Party


Jeremy Corbyn’s stunning transformation from perennial leftist rebel to leader of the Labour Party upended British politics on Saturday and delivered a striking message worldwide: At this anti-establishment moment, parties of the left are just as vulnerable to populist takeovers as parties of the right – reports The Washington Post. “This isn’t just a leftist phenomenon. It’s a populist phenomenon,” said Professor Tim Bale. “It’s the idea that voters are fed up with politics as usual and an elite that’s compromised.”
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Click here to listen to Professor Bale talk on BBC Radio 4 about the election result (11 minutes in)