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Picture this: It’s Sunday evening and Jeremy Corbyn is at home, damson jam simmering away on the hob as he sorts through his mail from the week – Allotments Quarterly, his new copy of “The Customs Union for Dummies” straight from Amazon – and the telephone rings. It’s rising star of the Democrats, freshman congresswoman, luminary of the young left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!
Cue a brief phone call between the pair on how they intend to save the world. After this, Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: “Great to speak to @AOC on the phone this evening and hear first hand how she’s challenging the status quo. Let’s build a movement across borders to take on the billionaires, polluters and migrant baiters, and support a happier, freer and cleaner planet.”