The future of socialism is up to all of us

Labour is currently promising nothing short of a complete change of economic model for the UK. That would be a hell of a challenge under the best of circumstances. Faced with the likely contraction of our economy post-Brexit, which will make any upfront investment needed to make this shift harder to come by, it’s going to be a bloody difficult ask.

Given the awful state of the post-crash economy, however, change is also a glittering prize. The crash was a catalyst for the austerity that has exposed the vast fissures of inequality in the UK and internationally. It has been cover for the running down of our public services and of the ways in which we support each other through the mechanism of the state.

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