In my youth I felt that Socialism was simply the political expression of ordinary decency. I mustn’t blame anyone but myself for my naivite. Now the centre-left, after decades of championing transgender rights, unplatforming, abortion as a good thing, social engineering, gay marriage, identifying as a pot-plant and other issues relevant to real life, begins to reap the whirlwind.
Brexit, now Trump, next the National Front in France and who knows where it ends?
Pious idiots. It’s called a backlash. The pendulum always swings too far. For forty years people have known they were being bullied, marginalised, lied to and abused, they just weren’t able to do anything about it. Now it is different. The establishment shouldn’t underestimate the hatred, which will be all the more virulent for having been repressed for so long.