Corbyn the big turnaround

After Trump and Brexit, this could be the next big political upset

FIRST there was Brexit, then Trump. Now the UK election vote threatens to be the biggest political upset yet.

After months of endless derision, the UK’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has made a startling comeback in recent days. He has shot up in the polls, with one showing he had cut Theresa May’s lead from 18 percentage points two weeks ago to just six.

Odds on a Labour majority in the House of Commons have shortened from 40/1 to 10/1.

The headlines in Britain’s New Statesman have gone from, “Is it too late to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader before the election?” on April 24 to “Can Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn win the 2017 general election?” yesterday.