Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party – Tariq Ali on Democracy Now

Jeremy Corbyn has been a member of the House of Commons since 1983 and has a long history of voting against his Labor Party, which had moved considerably to the right under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Corbyn’s victory presages the prospect of a return to the party’s socialist roots, championing the renationalization of public transportation, free university tuition, rent control, and a national maximum wage to cap the salaries of high earners. We speak to longtime British editor and writer Tariq Ali, who has known Corbyn for 40 years. He calls Corbyn the most left-wing leader in the history of the British Labor Party.

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