Left-Wing Labour Surge in Britain Takes Inspiration From US, France

June 15, 2017 12:16 AM
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As the political instability in Britain continues, pollsters say last week's election appears to have marked a watershed moment. Young people voted in big numbers - with some estimates suggesting turnout soared from 44 percent in 2015 to as much as 72 percent this year - and most voted for the left-wing Labour party. As Henry Ridgwell reports from the southern city of Brighton, activists say they have taken inspiration from other political movements across the globe.