Will he ‘Pasaran’? / Sobre el ascenso de Jeremy Corbyn

Posted on 2015/09/17

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JEREMY Corbyn’s dizzying ascent to the Labour premiership is another boon for Europe’s left.

Jeremy CorbynAfter the rise of Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain, Britain’s bedraggled left finally has a rallying figure it hopes can reverse its fortunes.

The Spanish Republic has long been a totemic cause for the left, and Corbyn’s support for the heroic International Brigades is indicative of his strong personal attachment to Spain.

With his ‘No Pasaran’ spirit and no-nonsense campaigning approach, Corbyn’s election just injected a jolt of adrenalin into the battered rump of British paternalistic socialism.

For the country that abolished slavery, introduced free healthcare and a welfare state, this could put Britain back among the world’s most caring, modern-thinking nations.

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