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Corbyn goes from U.K. election punch line to real contender

Foto: AP Photo/Alastair Grant

Theresa May's surprising call for an election June 8 rested on one calculation above all: defeating Jeremy Corbyn was a sure thing. Crushing the Labour leader was the goal.

Her Conservatives saw him as a shambolic joke -- a "mutton-headed old mugwump" -- who barely had the support of his own party...

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