Here’s How Labour’s New Socialist Leader Jeremy Corbyn Performed on His First Day in Parliament

On his first day as Labour party leader during Prime Minister’s Question Time, Jeremy Corbyn did the unthinkable and attempted to have a civilized debate with David Cameron. Not only that, he didn’t ask his own questions and instead read out emails from members of the public who are increasingly disillusioned with the political system and growing wealth inequality.

Here are the highlights (via the Guardian):

Corbyn is right to bring attention to the ridiculous theatrics of British politics – it has become nothing more than a sound byte factory and a forum for rhetorical grandstanding. Corbyn isn’t exactly a dynamic speaker, but maybe that is the point.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.