, After Cameron set out his case for military intervention to Parliament, Corbyn held a Shadow Cabinet meeting, in which he said he would continue with efforts "to reach a common view" on Syria, while Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn suggested the case for air strikes was "compelling". I do support targeted boycotts aimed at undermining the existence of illegal settlements in the West Bank. 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In October 2017, Corbyn said that he would vote remain if there were another referendum.  Opposing violence and war has been "the whole purpose of his life". Jeremy Corbyn was born on May 26, 1949 (age 71 years) in Wiltshire, England. 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He joined the Labour Party at age 16 and achieved two A-Levels, at grade E, the lowest-possible passing grade, before leaving school at 18.  Alan Johnson, who headed up the Labour In for Britain campaign said "at times" it felt as if Corbyn's office was "working against the rest of the party and had conflicting objectives". His first months as leader was called as "a good start" and a "long overdue" change by The Guardian.  Corbyn was criticised for a 2013 speech in which he said that while Jews had previously formed "the progressive leadership in London", after Zionism "rose up" they were driven to a "ludicrous position", giving as an example certain "Zionists" who had "berated" the Palestinian speaker at a meeting. Subsequently, Corbyn – who had voted against military action against Iraq – gave a speech in Westminster commenting: "I now apologise sincerely on behalf of my party for the disastrous decision to go to war in Iraq in March 2003" which he called an "act of military aggression launched on a false pretext" something that has "long been regarded as illegal by the overwhelming weight of international opinion".  Corbyn responded that the language used to describe minorities in Hobson's work is "absolutely deplorable", but he asserted that his foreword analysed "the process which led to the first world war" which he saw as the subject of the book and not Hobson's language.  The remarks were criticised for appearing to perpetuate the antisemitic canard that Jews fail or refuse to integrate into wider society. In his foreword, he called the book a "great tome" and "brilliant, and very controversial at the time".  A dispute, nicknamed Traingate in the media, developed a week later when Virgin released CCTV images appearing to show that Corbyn had walked past some available seats on the train before recording his video.  The other candidates were Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham and Shadow Care Minister Liz Kendall. He was elected Leader of the Labour Party in 2015. , In May 2019, Corbyn sent a message of support to the National Demonstration for Palestine in London in which Ahed Tamimi participated.  He then faced a second leadership contest, against Angela Eagle and Owen Smith. , Corbyn has been a consistent supporter of renationalising public utilities, such as the now-privatised British Rail and energy companies, back into public ownership. A vocal opponent of the Iraq War, he chaired the Stop the War Coalition from 2011 to 2015. He also said he would vote to scrap the Trident nuclear weapons system and would "seek to withdraw from Nato". , In April 2020, an internal Labour Party report, entitled The work of the Labour Party's Governance and Legal Unit in relation to antisemitism, 2014-2019, was leaked to the media. , In August 2016, a YouGov survey found that 97% of Corbyn supporters agreed that the "mainstream media as a whole has been deliberately biasing coverage to portray Jeremy Corbyn in a negative manner", as did 51% of the general "Labour selectorate" sample. There were also Westminster by-elections in two Labour safe seats, which Labour retained: Ogmore and Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough.  The officials expressed dismay over the party's unexpectedly strong results in the 2017 general election.  His second leadership campaign saw him promise £500 billion in additional public spending, though he did not detail how he would fund it.  Corbyn was encouraged to resign by Tom Watson and senior Labour politicians including his predecessor, Ed Miliband. , In 1985, he was appointed national secretary of the newly launched Anti-Fascist Action. On 28 June 2016, he lost the vote of confidence by Labour Party MPs by 172–40. Jeremy has never posted in the group, did not follow its content and was not an active participant."  The final election polls predicted an increased majority for the Tories.  He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington North since 1983. ", Three days after the EU referendum, Hilary Benn was sacked after it was disclosed that he had been organising a mass resignation of Shadow Cabinet members to force Corbyn to stand down.  As the policy would change the central bank's focus on stabilising prices it has been argued it could increase the perceived risk of investing in the UK and raise the prospect of increased inflation. , After members of Islamic State carried out terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, Corbyn agreed with David Cameron that a political settlement between the Syrian Government and the rebels should be aimed at resolving the Syrian civil war. ", Corbyn has been accused of antisemitism in relation to past associations and comments as well as his handling of allegations within the party while defenders have cited his support for Jews against racism.
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