Jeremy Corbyn, (sometimes nicknamed as 'Jez' by supporters) is the leader of the British Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition. He was elected in September 2015, and his predecessor was Ed Miliband. He is the Member of Parliament for Islington North. Jeremy is the brother of physicist and meteorologist Piers Corbyn.
2017 Snap Election
Although Corbyn was 20% down in the polls compared to Theresa May, he has said the public "cannot trust" May. His campaign largely focussed around Tory cuts to the NHS and schools in the name of austerity.
He managed to increase the Labour Party's share of the vote to 40% and gained an additional 30 seats in the House of Commons.
The Labour Party performed very poorly while the Conservative Party won its largest majority since 1987. Corbyn announced he would not lead the Labour Party into another election as a result.
Corbyn holds numerous far-left views. He has openly expressed his admiration for Socialist dictators such as Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. He argued for the preservation of the Iran nuclear deal and called the Hamas "an organisation dedicated towards the good of the Palestinian people" which should not be listed as a terrorist organization by the British government. He joined Hamas terrorists at a conference in the Middle East. He also compared Israel with Nazi occupiers.
Corbyn was criticized by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for laying a wreath on the graves of the terrorists who committed the Munich massacre. He also was criticized for making the Muslim Brotherhood salute at a local mosque.
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