Jeremy Corbyn’s Big Brexit Moment
He’s as unlikely as Brexit. His 2015 election as Labour Party leader was also surprising. Now European Union supporters are hoping Corbyn shelves his historic euroskepticism and fights for a new referendum. He’s agreed, but only reluctantly, writes journalist Samuel Earle, and faces the daunting task of reuniting remainers and an electorally powerful party minority of Brexiteers.
Will he survive this battle? In Earle’s view, Corbyn’s focus on bread-and-butter issues is just what deeply damaged Britain needs, but bringing Labour out of the minority will mean winning over both sides of the Brexit divide.