Chris Burn: Could wildcard Corbyn follow Trump’s triumph?

IT would be hard to find two men with more differing world views than Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn, but there are intriguing echoes of the brash New York billionaire’s unlikely triumph in the way the bearded Islington socialist is running his election campaign.

Written off by the media as having almost no chance of victory, loved by their supporters, loathed by their detractors and up against opponents presenting themselves as a safe pair of hands against a radical wildcard, both Trump and Corbyn have positioned themselves as representing the masses ‘forgotten’ by the political establishment.

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