September 12, 2015 at 11:17AM on Facebook

Very pleased and relieved for all my British friends. At last the insane and destructive austerity regime will have a stronger opposition. Corbyn (like Bernie Sanders) is an old, unapologetic socialist, not interested in power for its own sake. He doesn’t even own a car. And there’s this: “A lover of the works of Irish poet WB Yeats. His favourite novelist is said to be the late Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, whose most famous work, Things Fall Apart, is about the tensions between colonialism and traditional societies. He is a fluent Spanish speaker and enjoys Latin American literature. His favourite films are said to be The Great Gatsby and Casablanca.”
The Jeremy Corbyn Story: Profile of Labour’s new leader – BBC News