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Corbyn shows that Socialism is Alive

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2 years ago by Linda Wilson in Current > Politics

One thing I find very interesting in all of this is that politicians are discovering that socialism is not dead in the United Kingdom. Arrogantly the assumption has been that the movement dies when politics changes course. Instead it's now hitting them on the nose. Politics changed Labour with the New Labour Neo-Capitalism direction. That direction has left a lot of people behind. They are now the ones who are coming back strong in this election, young and old. They are deciding that socialism is not dead, nor is it just a copy and paste from the 1970s. It's a movement that is now actually growing, an angry movement if you will, tired of compromise and empty promises, tired of politics that uses the electorate and visits them every 5 years or so with a new set of promises. Labour is panicking because this is New Labour's payday of the third time. The first time was Blair's demise, the second time, was the election defeat under Gordon Brown, and now they are seeing New Labour roundly rejected in the polls ahead of the Leadership election. Where will it go, we don't know. My question is Does Socialism have a future, a Nation leadership future in the United Kingdom?

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Mitchell Hill

Many of the new voters have been waiting for a party to join, because a lot of voters judge a Green party vote to be wasted in the garden bin.

2 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Selena  Roberts

Or maybe socialism's last cough. Im convinced a good part of the new young corbyn fans dont know what they are voting for. It sounds horrible but I'm convinced of it.

2 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Keep D Change

That won't happen. I'm not a socialist but socialist values have changed the world, if you look at workers rights, healthcare and unions. Socialism is not communism my dear.

2 years ago by Keep D Change

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Sabrina

It's clear in all this that people want integrity, truth. I think that in itself is a good sign for society. We've not given up!

2 years ago by Sabrina

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Selena  Roberts

That's true, there is more idealism out there than one may think. I think it's part idealism and part frustration with a system that can be very inaccessible.

2 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Nicole C

You my girl!!!!

2 years ago by Nicole C

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Pete Davies

I'm nervous. Not because of Corbyn but because of the political killing machine that is out for his blood.

2 years ago by Pete Davies

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Mongoose

Kenal & Cooper say pls don't support Jeremy Corbyn boooohooo Lol.
Did you ever imagine an election like this? This has to be a movie.

2 years ago by Mongoose

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Linda Wilson

Thanks for your responses. It seems that Corbyn's advance is not slowing down, which will make a very interesting new chapter for Labour. Can Corbyn go general market and make a national impact?

2 years ago by Linda Wilson

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voice-of-reason

A lot of people get spooked by the S word. There is a lot of mongering on both sides. Corbin may have a lot of good points but he strikes me as the sort of bloke who is loathe to compromise. Do you know what I mean?

2 years ago by voice-of-reason

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James Ellis

Hahaha

2 years ago by James Ellis

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Nicole C

Again Corbyn is the lone voice who opposes rampant military action. He's basically the only voice out there, but hey so many people said he'd be gone and their prediction did not come true did they??

2 years ago by Nicole C

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