In Great Britain, Jeremy Corbyn has now been elected as leader of the Labour Party. Simon Nixon of the Wall Street Journal rightfully describes his election as “one of those rare political events that can accurately be described as an earthquake.”
Britain’s Labour Party was, until recently, the mainstream liberal party in Great Britain. But Jeremy Corbyn may change that. He advocates an aggressive form of socialism.
In a very sobering article written for the Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens suggests that Corbyn’s election is a grave threat not only to the United Kingdom but to Western civilization itself. What we are witnessing is a massive lurch to the left.
And there are parallels here in the United States.
Most observers think that Bernie Sanders has very little chance of securing the Democratic presidential nomination. But take note of the fact that Jeremy Corbyn could now be Prime Minister of Great Britain in only a few years’ time. That, as Bret Stephens says, is a direct threat to the very continuation of a stable democracy.