Our discussions of politics tend (perhaps understandably) to be rather US-focused. So here's something a little different.
With the election of Jeremy Corbyn as party leader, Britain's Labour Party seems to be emulating the US' Republican Party in stepping away from the center. How much difference will it make in the results that it's a Parliamentary system, rather than a Congressional/Presidential one?
And does it matter that part of Corbyn's electoral win seems to be due to getting a whole lot of people** who were not previously Labour Party members to pony up the £3 (roughly US$4.60) required to become a member and vote?
** "A whole lot" meaning the number of Labour Party members roughly tripled as a result of Corbyn's push to get new people to sign up and vote for him.