Corbyn will never win power, but he could still be disastrous for Ireland
Britain matters. Our nearest neighbour is, in so many ways, still our single most important neighbour. As such, the election of an extremely unusual politician as leader of the British Labour party should be a matter of importance and relevance on this side of the Irish Sea.
But in most ways it is less important than it might be. In only one very significant way is it particularly important.
Before discussing the one serious implication for Ireland, here's why Jeremy Corbyn's election matters much less than the hoopla would suggest: he won't be leader for very long and will never become prime minister. As he will never get to implement the policies he espouses, he is much less relevant than the British media's blanket coverage of his every utterance would suggest.