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Britain's opposition Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech on his party's foreign policy at Chatham House in central London on May 12, 2017. (AFP)
Britain's opposition Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech on his party's foreign policy at Chatham House in central London on May 12, 2017. (AFP)
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After less than two years as Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn is leading the party into a snap general election. This isn’t the first vote of national significance since his election, however, since he was in office during the 2016 EU referendum.

It’s also not his first serious challenge: after the Brexit vote, his MPs voted “no confidence” in him and Owen Smith challenged him for the leadership. Corbyn saw off that threat to his position convincingly, so can he pull out another electoral triumph and become prime minister?

Jeremy Corbyn has stood up for Palestine and Palestinian rights and has been a strong advocate against Britain’s foreign wars in the Middle East. Is this why the British press has attacked him so much?

After less than two years as Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn is leading the party into a snap general election. This isn’t the first vote of national significance since his election, however, since he was in office during the 2016 EU referendum.

Jeremy Corbyn’s path to power would be one of the greatest surprises in British politics. But unlikely doesn’t mean impossible. It would take some extraordinary events, but it could happen. But if Corbyn does lose many will be asking why he was never given a far chance, he has been viciously attacked by his own party and by both sides of the political establishment as well as the mainstream press. Some will think this is because of Corbyn’s position on British foreign policy and particularly his position on Palestine.