The Fresh Appeal of Old-Fashioned Political Activism

Corbyn's win for Labour shows how new media voters are sick of the old politics.

They rejected politics as usual.

Photographer: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The landslide election of the left-wing politician Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain’s Labour Party last weekend provoked an avalanche of bien pensant opinion. A simple glance at the headlines in Britain’s right-wing press confirms this: “Red and Buried” (Daily Mail); “Bye, Bye Labour” (Daily Express); “Leader Nightmare” (Sun); “Death of Labour” (Telegraph). David Cameron saw it fit to tweet that Corbyn’s election makes the Labour party “a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family’s security.”

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