Corbyn backers set up Labour Movement, surprising officials

LONDON - Backers of British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn set up a new pressure group within his Labour Party to promote his socialist agenda, taking officials at party headquarters by surprise. The campaign that organized Corbyn's successful bid for the Labour leadership said Thursday it's transforming itself into Momentum, a "mass movement for real progressive change" aimed at turning Labour into "a more democratic party." While Momentum's creation was endorsed by Corbyn and his Treasury spokesman and closest ally, John McDonnell, it came as a surprise to Labour staff in London who weren't told about it in advance, according to two officials...