Written by Steven Fielding.
Having suffered a crushing defeat, the Labour party has turned to a London MP of pensionable age, a man of pristine socialist commitment.
I could be talking about Jeremy Corbyn in 2015. But I’m actually referring to George Lansbury in 1932.
Few outside Labour’s ranks have heard of Lansbury. If he enjoys any fame it’s as the grandfather of Hollywood stalwart Angela Lansbury and Clangers creator Oliver Postgate. But for those left-wing activists of Jeremy Corbyn’s generation he remains an inspiration. Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn: George Lansbury reborn?