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Corbyn's victory shows Irish Left what a unified front could achieve

Published 15/09/2015 | 02:30

Jeremy Corbyn, the newly elected leader of the British Labour Party.
Jeremy Corbyn, the newly elected leader of the British Labour Party.

An existential new threat to British security was revealed over the weekend when the Labour Party was added to a list that includes terrorist groups like Isil and the Taliban.

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"The Labour Party is now a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family's security," tweeted UK Prime Minister David Cameron, following the resounding victory of tee-total pacifist Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest.

Sections of the media were almost as hysterical as Mr Cameron. 'The Sun' claimed Corbyn wanted to abolish the army, 'The Telegraph' said his shadow chancellor John McDonnell was a "nutjob", the 'Daily Mail' said Corbyn was plotting with unions to cripple the country with strikes, while Fox News derided him as "a bearded vegetarian socialist who hates America".

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