I Iove this from the Guardian long read on the failure of the Tory electoral machine (link below as it will not embed:apologies):
“It’s a very long time since Britain lived under anything like socialism,” says Paul Goodman, editor of the influential Tory website ConservativeHome. “There probably hasn’t been a leftwing government since the 1945 [Labour] one. So it’s getting harder and harder to convince young people, especially, that socialism is a threat.”
I really want to know what the threat was.
Was it the creation of the NHS?
Or a massive expansion of free education?
Or the creation of the welfare state?
Or the biggest modernisation of British industry in a short period in this country's history?
Or council housing?
Heaven forbid that it was full employment.
And rising prosperity.
Plus a fairer society.
Try as I might I cannot see how any rational person can identify a 'threat'. What is he talking about?