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Riding to the rescue or driving off a cliff? Britain's left gets radical new leader

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By Euronews
Riding to the rescue or driving off a cliff? Britain's left gets radical new leader

<p>Britain’s opposition Labour party has elected a new leader, radical leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn.</p> <p>His margin of victory was huge, scooping over a quarter of a million votes from party members, affiliates, and supporters to take nearly 60% of the vote.</p> <p>Closest challenger Andy Burnham could only muster 80,00 votes.</p> <p>Corbyn is a vegetarian, but in terms of British policies, his policies are strong meat.</p> <p>“It showed our party and our movement is passionate, democratic, diverse, united and absolutely determined in our quest for a decent and better society, that is possible for all,” he said in his victory speech.</p> <p>Corbyn’s first task may be to try and persuade his leadership rivals to serve under him, and neutralise a possible <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/sep/12/labour-frontbenchers-rule-out-serving-in-jeremy-corbyn-shadow-cabinet">refusal to serve</a> as shadow ministers by several party heavyweights.</p> <p> </p>