Thursday 7 May 2020. The polls have closed and, to general astonishment, a BBC exit poll is predicting a narrow victory for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour-Liberal Democrat-Green alliance.
It is third time lucky for John McDonnell, who twice tried to run as the left’s candidate for the Labour leadership but was kept off the ballot.
John McDonnell The leftwinger, who stood for the leadership in the past, is a possible candidate for shadow chancellor.
At least the Blairite rump has a sense of humour, billing themselves as the 4.5% in reference to the derisory share of the vote it got in the leadership election.
Jeremy Corbyn set himself firmly against British involvement in airstrikes against Islamic State (Isis) targets in Iraq and Syria by calling for “peaceful solutions”, as he described bombing as the easy option.
After a startled-looking Jeremy Corbyn fought his way through supporters cheering “Jez we can” and waving placards saying “I voted Jeremy”, he was escorted immediately up to the third floor of the QEII Centre in Westminster.
Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide election as Labour leader has been greeted with praise from left-leaning politicians on several continents, but a great deal of scepticism from the international press.
As he gazes across the Commons to a new shadow cabinet, George Osborne will doubtless be prouder than ever of the long-term economic plan that helped his party stampede to victory in May.
Who needs a new striker or midfielder when you could have this, eh Arsenal fans?
Theresa May has given a personal pledge to leading leave campaigner Chris Grayling that she intends to honour the referendum vote by taking Britain out of the European Union.
David Cameron has used his final prime minister’s questions to praise the public service of his fellow MPs while roundly mocking his opposite number, Jeremy Corbyn, for being so ineffective that a Conservative voter once urged him to try to keep the Labour leader in his job.
Owen Smith, the former shadow work and pensions secretary, will launch a challenge to Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership on Wednesday.