RT America -- June 9, 2017
Bernie Sanders congratulates Corbyn on big win
Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is often seen as former US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' UK counterpart, got a call from the Vermont senator Thursday night, congratulating him on Labour's victory in the snap election. RT America's Anya Parampil analyzes the larger trends of political leaders in the US and the UK vying to create a resurgence of progressive politics in their respective countries.
May doubles down and loses the house
The Conservative Party's majority in Parliament staggered as a result of the snap election UK Prime Minister Theresa May called. Rather than expanding her party's grip, Labour swept in and created an unprecedented deadlock, necessitating a coalition government. RT America's Simone Del Rosario has the story.
British pound plummets to eight-week low
The pound fell sharply on Friday after the historic UK snap election, with investors and markets feeling weary about the political shake-up. Lindsay France, host of RT America's “Boom Bust,” explains the situation.