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Thatcherism is dead — conference season confirmed it

October 12 2017

Thatcherism is dead. The political story of the last four decades – that markets are best and the state should stay out of people’s affairs – is winding up. Just as you think the party conference season has all the appeal of wife swapping at the Travelodge, it does something astonishing, and this season it is to herald a new era in politics.

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Are we being Corbyned?

September 28 2017

You know when you try to recycle but the dump is closed or the bin will take yoghurt pots and not tin cans? That gap between good intention and reality needs a name – let’s call it ‘being Corbyned’.