20150912: Corbyn takes Labour

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Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949) is a British Labour Party politician who, on 12 September 2015, was elected as Leader of the Labour Party and thereby Leader of the Opposition. Since 1983 he has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington North.

As a self-described democratic socialist, Corbyn has advocated the re-nationalisation of public utilities and railways, re-opening coal mines, combating corporate tax evasion and avoidance as an alternative to austerity, abolishing university tuition fees and restoring student grants, a unilateral policy of nuclear disarmament and cancellation of the Trident nuclear weapons programme, quantitative easing to fund infrastructure and renewable energy projects, and reversing cuts to the public sector and welfare made since 2010 by the government of David Cameron.