Chanting "Yes we did", an obvious, taunting reference to Barack Obama's unfulfilled campaign promises, a dyed-in-the-wool socialist - not one of those so-called 'third way' socialists epitomized by Tony Blair, for whom it meant go along to get along with Washington - sixty percent of British voters elected the sixty-six year old Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the Labor Party. He started out with 100 to one odds in a country whose Labor Party appeared to have been permanently tamed by Margaret Thatcher back in the nineteen eighties.
The media notes that Labor's transformation aligns it with Greece's Syriza Party, Spain's Podemos and Italy's multi-faceted left. But Britain's left will have a bigger impact on world politics if Corbyn succeeds in his determination to take the country out of NATO.
Not to mention if his victory galvanizes Bernie Sanders supporters in the US.