Without winning the vote, Jeremy Corbyn won the election. Raising Labour’s vote by the biggest margin since 1945, to 40 per cent, he added thirty-three seats to Labour’s total, when almost all pundits expected a Tory landslide.
In Corbyn: Against All Odds - a free ebook available to download now - Richard Seymour unpicks the latest attempt to unseat Jeremy Corbyn from the leadership of the Labour Party. In doing so he answers some of the most pressing questions of British politics; can Corbyn hang on to the leadership? Will the election lead to a split in the party? What are Labour's chances for 2020? And just who is Owen Smith?
Richard Seymour, author of Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics, provides an analysis of the forces within the Labour party driving the leadership challenge against Jeremy Corbyn in the aftermath of the UK's EU referendum. "Corbyn is not the cause of the party's crisis, but an answer to it. Labour is in dire straits, and would be whoever was in the leadership."
There will be a demonstration in support of Corbyn's leadership this evening in Parliament Square.
The campaign against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been one of the most obvious examples of media bias in politics within living memory. Following the pattern started during the Scottish independence referendum, the mainstream press has launched an all-out assault on Corbyn, often in conjunction with the right-wing of the party.
In this exclusive extract from Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics, Richard Seymour analyses the media campaign to discredit Corbyn's leadership bid and the reasons for its failure.