The 66 year old Jeremy Corbyn is everything you would expect to see, when looking for a different option to the already available pool of politicians. He recently married for the third time and this time to Laura Alvarez, a Mexican who is twenty years his junior, he was an outsider in this race and he won a landslide victory. His views are socialist, leftist and according to his own admission, his main goal is to release the Labour Party from being a Mini Tory. He went into politics directly from a position in the National Union of Public Employees and was elected a councillor in the London borough of Haringey. In 1983, Jeremy Bernard Corbyn was elected MP for Islington North and stands for diplomatic solutions rather than military lunacy.
Mr. Corbyn is proposing to take a more moderate, yet different approach towards economy, which would end austerity, introduce taxes for the rich and wealthy, but also rigorous enforcement of the tax laws. The popular liberal saving policy, cutting expenses everywhere is according to him outdated. Instead of raising a minimum wage to unattainable heights, he would rather introduce a law-backed maximum earning limitation, a “maximum wage”, which will prohibit the money-grubbing CEOs of large companies to heap all profits into private pockets, thus truly spreading the wealth to lower income workers.
In foreign policy Mr. Corbyn is rather undecided regarding the EU, most likely he is pro EU but would not like to alienate people who are on the anti-EU bandwagon right now. He opposes any military action and would love to withdraw from NATO, openly opposing any military action against Syria and Iraq bases of ISIS. The exorbitant 2% of the GDP allocated for defence would be lowered to something more applicable, the Trident nukes system scrapped altogether. He has exact visions regarding Education and Health, would push for rent control in London and a right-to-buy scheme. Further ideas regarding transportation, the energy policy and also a proposed political reform are apparently all themes that touched people, allowing him to be the newly elected leader of the Labour party. It remains to be seen if all of this will be just hot air, as it was with Tsipras, or truly a new ideology that will shape the Labour party in near future.