Jeremy Corbyn’s election campaign has gone from strength to strength.
Rising from the backbenches he has come to embody the old values of Labour, rejecting the middle ground as a champion for traditional left-wing views.
Owen Jones of The Guardian has thrown his weight behind the campaign which he believes ‘is making astounding headway – against the odds – because it offers a coherent, inspiring and, crucially, a hopeful vision.’
But this does not mean to suggest that he is supported by the entire Left.
The Guardian itself has placed its support behind Yvette Cooper and the creator of New Labour, Tony Blair, stated ‘If Jeremy Corbyn becomes leader it won’t be a defeat like 1983 or 2015 at the next election. It will mean rout, possibly annihilation.’
But who is this figure that has leapt to the forefront of British politics and where did come?
Does he have the ability to unite the Left and lead an offensive against the Conservatives?
Is this the man to reinvent Labour?
Nigel Cawthorne’s concise biography serves to elucidate these details.
Nigel Cawthorne is the author of over 160 books including the bestselling ‘Alan Johnson: Left Standing’, ‘Jeremy Clarkson: Motormouth’, ‘Harry: A Prince Among Men’ and ‘A Little Bit of Stephen Fry’. He lives in Bloomsbury, London’s literary area.
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