Jeremy Corbyn’s Defeat Does Not Imply The Democrats Ought to Shift To The Heart

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LONDON – Votes were still counted in polling stations across the UK when Joe Biden warned Democrats of the consequences of Boris Johnson's unexpected election victory.

It wasn't so much about the British Prime Minister winning an election that made Brexit virtually inevitable – the Conservative Party now has a majority of 80, the largest since Margaret Thatcher's time – but Art and how Jeremy Corbyn's Labor Party lost it.

happens when the Labor Party moves so far to the left, "said former Vice President Biden during a fundraiser in California." Ideas arise that cannot quickly be contained in a rational basis. "

There have been four elections in the UK in this decade and Labor has lost them all – but this is the worst election result since 1935, when workers in northern England left the party from 1983 to 2007 from the former prime minister Tony Blair held. (Blair is the only person Labor has led to victory in parliamentary elections in the past 43 years.)

Corbyn, whose leadership was swamped with allegations of not fighting anti-Semitism in the party, has informed Labor that this will not lead Labor to another election, but the party realistically faces another 10 years or two election cycles in the wilderness of the opposition, regardless of who succeeds him.

He has since made Labor clear led to the left He became a leader in 2015 and the party's election manifesto was proudly radical and promised the UK with a green R transform evolution, renationalize rail and energy services, and provide free university education and broadband connectivity.


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The parallels to the Democratic President's primaries are easy to see, but attempts are being made to understand why bomb-proof Labor seats like Bassetlaw and North West Durham have been switched from Labor Red to Tory Blue and what this is for the United States means extrapolated becomes trickier.

Despite a major defeat, Corbyn insisted that Labor's election policy was popular and that Brexit was ultimately responsible for the overall result. Since the 2016 referendum, Labor has struggled to formulate a coherent position on the issue, given that it supports both those who voted for vacations in the north of England and Wales and the predominantly pro-remain Labor voters in cities such as London and London Manchester wanted to satisfy.

In fact, the problem could be much simpler: the job was lost because voters didn't like who offered politics. Although Corbyn has seen an increase in Labor members and is being celebrated for the first time by many young voters, it will perish as a historically unpopular Labor leader.

Labor candidates and activists repeatedly reported that the problem on the doorstep to the voters was Corbyn himself and the rest of the Labor leadership – this is not an issue for Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders in the same way , even if the guidelines they support correlate with a Labor platform.

On the other hand, some seemingly disjointed political narratives can make a difference: see how Donald Trump gained energy to leave the EU in 2016 from the UK's surprise vote of 52% to 48% in 2016.

"You'll soon call me MR BREXIT," Trump tweeted in August 2016, though he didn't really seem to know what it meant a few months earlier.

A populist leader with unlikely hair and a story of becoming racist and racist Sex Johnson is often compared to Trump. (In his comments on the results of the British election on Thursday, Biden described the victorious Johnson as "a kind of physical and emotional clone of the President.")

Trump congratulated Johnson on his victory and said it would pave the way would clear the way for a new US-UK trade deal, but his claim that the deal could be more lucrative than a future UK-EU trade deal is fantastic: Britain's trade with EU countries makes trade with the US around Many annihilated.

Congratulations to Boris Johnson for his great WIN! Britain and the United States can now conclude a massive new trade deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be much bigger and more lucrative than any deal made with E.U. Celebrate Boris!

6:08 a.m. – December 13, 2019

When Trump visited Britain in July 2018, he said Johnson would make a great prime minister, although Theresa May is still in office. May, Trump said to a tabloid journalist, had nullified the chance of a possible Brexit and also the chance of an agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom.

In contrast to Labour's wide range of radical ideas, the central campaign was the message from Johnson & # 39; s Tories was a simple chorus that was repeated endlessly and emblazoned on everything from aprons to bulldozers: Do Brexit.

Here candidates and experts in the United States should look for a moral when trying to determine a moral of the history of the British election. If the Trump 2020 campaign engine gets going, it won't be Democratic politics, no matter how far away. This will be hardest hit by voters who Trump hopes to find support again. It will be the crisp, newly made, red "Keep America Great" hats that offer a simple solution to a world that seems increasingly confusing.

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