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He sees his hour had come

After the noise ends Brexit-the defeat of the Prime Minister Theresa May in the British house of Commons leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn his hour looks: The Labour leader requested after the clear rejection of Mays Brexit Treaty by the house of representatives on Tuesday evening, immediately a vote of no confidence against the head of government. In the case of elections, the 69-Year-old's chances on the office of the government expects.

May not resigned, despite the broad rejection front against Brexit template from Tuesday evening. Labour's proposed vote of no confidence will take place on Wednesday evening.

While may's coalition partner, the Northern Irish DUP announced, as well as internal party critics in their support of the head of government, but if May should survive the vote, it is unclear how it will be after this historic defeat. Loses May the vote of confidence, it could lead to the formation of a new government. Otherwise, you could be set for new elections.

pacifist and teetotaller,

Corbyn was already in 2017, the real winner of the May set early parliamentary election. He chased the until then by an absolute majority, ruling May a lot of votes and could win for Labour 29 seats in the lower house. Especially First - time and young voters voted in droves for Labour for the party left Corbyn, the result was his biggest success to date.

good For a surprise: Jeremy Corbyn shocked the Tony Blair embossed party Establishment. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

That he is good for a surprise, he had already shown with his election as Labour leader in 2015: In the primary, he had achieved nearly 60 percent of the vote – to the dismay of the of the time under Tony Blair-dominated party Establishment.

The house of Corbyn belongs already since 1983, where he lived, however long a life as a backbencher. Greater awareness of the convinced pacifist, became a fierce critic of Prime Minister Blair, the war was followed by the USA in Iraq.

After his election as Labour leader Corbyn from the base like a rock star was celebrated, and he moved hundreds of thousands of new members in the party. His Image as a lovable Underdog, the father of three children, cultivated since then, helped him.

The bearded teetotaller and a vegetarian who owns no car, is shown on a Bicycle, in a chat with neighbors, or in his allotment garden. As a Hobby he gives jam-bring to the Boil. His third, a 20 years younger wife is originally from Mexico.

The Labour leader is said to have insulted Theresa May. He allegedly "projection stupid woman" (silly woman). Corbyn himself denies this. Video: Parliament TV/Storyful

For all the euphoria at the base for Corbyn – after the Brexit vote in 2016, it rumbled in the Labour group is tremendous: Many of the members accused Corbyn to have decided not enough for a continued UK membership of the EU.

More than 80 percent of the members of the group withdrew their trust in him, but Corbyn refused a withdrawal. That his popularity at the base was unbroken, the second primary in September 2016, nearly 62 percent of party members voted for him.

Pro-European young voters skeptical

A shadow on the Labour leader also investigations by Scotland Yard on suspicion of "anti-Semitic hate crimes throw" in the Labour party. Corbyn admitted that Labour had a "genuine Problem" with anti-Semitism, which could not be tolerated. The Palestinian activists was accused again and again of anti-Semitism.

Jobs for him in the first place: Jeremy Corbyn during a TV appearance. Picture: Jeff Overs/BBC/Reuters

In terms of Brexit Corbyn is not fulfilled in any case for a long time the hopes of many pro-European young voters. He is not against exiting the EU, is advertising but at least for a "Jobs-First-Brexit", to get as many jobs in the Kingdom. The majority of Labour MPs are set to pro-European. They speculate on new elections, or a second Referendum, which Corbyn but looks skeptical.

May, however, warns her party before elections and a possible victory of Labour. In December, she said: "I believe that we can't afford the risk to give Jeremy Corbyn the Power in your hands."

(oli/afp)

Created: 16.01.2019, 16:09 PM

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