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Jeremy Corbyn lost UK election, but is still its biggest winner

The veteran left winger and serial campaigner turned his party into a movement

Katrin Bebbhold & Stephen Castle | NYT 

It was a scathing put-down. “He can lead a protest, I’m leading the country,” Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain said about the leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. Over the past seven weeks, Corbyn led the protest of his life. As May faltered, stumbling her way toward an election she herself had called, the veteran left winger and serial campaigner turned his party into a movement. Even in his own party, many derided Corbyn as a hopeless and hapless leader, an unreformed Marxist who would sink the Labour Party into oblivion, and wanted him to ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 14:30 IST
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