British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who recently regained the leadership, could be the key to the conflicts in the country, an analyst suggests. Corbyn, who was initially elected last year, took 62 percent of the vote, beating challenger Owen Smith on Saturday. Despite mainstream media efforts to undermine his campaign, surveys had indicated that Corbyn would easily defeat his challenger. The 67-year-old socialist and peace campaigner had come under pressure to resign over the Britons’ decision to exit the European Union, dubbed Brexit,
“Corbyn prevailed in an opposition threat to his leadership, proving he is extremely popular among Labour Party members,” Chicago-based author and radio host Stephen Lendman told Press TV in a phone interview on Saturday. “Only the pro-American, the pro-imperial leadership is against him because he’s not an imperial enthusiast… he’s more anti-war than pro-war… more anti-nuclear weapons than pro-nuclear weapons.”
The policies that the British politician pursues are of a nature that “the establishment in Britain and America and the other key NATO countries are very much opposed to,” he said, describing him as an “aberration” in the country’s political system, currently under the influence of his rival party, with Prime Minister Theresa May at the helm.
“If Corbyn was Prime Minister of Britain, I don’t think all the horrors going now would stop but I think they would really be curtailed to a great extent,” Lendman said. “Corbyn would be looking for ways to resolve conflicts instead of beginning them and sustaining them and going along with all US imperial policies; I think he would challenge them.”
Prior to his victory, Corbyn called for the party to unite behind his leadership. “We owe it to the millions of people Labour exists to represent to end the sniping and personal attacks, and work together for all those who depend on the election of a Labour government. Anything else would be destructive self-indulgence,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.