Cassius wrote:metaldinosaur wrote:It's not an enviable choice this election, but I'm willing to take a risk on Labours radical plans. It is a very big risk, however, and people should have their eyes open to that fact.
I dont think its all that radical in the grand scheme of things really.
Its a big change for the UK for sure and so there is risk in transitioning to that model if they win but pretty much all their policies are things that are working successfully in other countries. Its not some grand untested experiment that some people seem to be suggesting
If you put Corbyn's policies in most European countries they'd be seen as left-of-centre but hardly viewed as radically socialist. It's just that the UK has adopted such a neo-liberalist approach to capitalism that it's become so dominant and is often presented as the only realistic option. Anything that deviates from that is often sneered at and viewed as radical by a mostly right-wing media that pushes this ideology and seeks to protect the interests of the wealthy minority