After Corbyn’s victory in the leadership elections, Owen Jones quickly reminded the supporters of the “greatest against-all-odds victory in British political history” that their work has only just begun. For The Mirror, meanwhile, the first four days after the election results would “prove crucial in shaping the direction and tone” of his leadership.
Between September 13 and 14:
- Corbyn spent his first morning as leader honouring “a longstanding commitment in his constituency instead of going on television”, while Tariq Ali told Democracy Now that a “political insurrection” had just taken place in Britain;
- In his first meeting with Labour MPs on September 14, he stated his interest in “wearing awhite poppy” on Remembrance Sunday as “a symbol of peace”. A source claimed he had insisted that “any colour poppy is act of remembrance”. Since his election, meanwhile, it…
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