UK Politics

Video: Pro-Corbyn protestors demand Theresa May’s resignation

Hundreds of protestors gathered outside Downing Street to demand the resignation of Theresa May and oppose the deal between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party.

The event, organised by left-wing activist Owen Jones, followed the shock election result, which saw May lose her majority and cemented Jeremy Corbyn’s position at the head of the Labour Party.

Mr Jones said: “Theresa May is trying to cling on to power with an alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party, the most extreme party in Parliament.

“We are not having the political wing of the 17th century running the country.”

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Owen Smith: The Anti-Corbyn

‘It’s a binary choice isn’t it – Owen or bust.’ These were the words of one Labour member when I asked him if he’d been persuaded by Owen Smith’s performance in Hammersmith on Tuesday night. It seems to be the view of many party members and supporters, although the binary is usually framed the other way – Jeremy Corbyn against ‘Not Jeremy Corbyn’, with Smith having no real identity of his own.

This characterisation is common to both the Anyone But Corbyn crowd and Corbyn’s own diehard supporters. The former think Corbyn is so hopeless that their priority is getting him out, not getting Smith in, while the latter claim Smith is an unprincipled Blairite sellout and everything Corbyn is not.

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