General Election 2015 Is Socialism Dead?

lmatblog Lynn Matheson

After an initial period of apathy I kind of got into the general election campaign. Lifelong leftie, to varying degrees, I got behind Ed Miliband and became a Milifan. I read all the articles, posted supportive items on social media and quite enjoyed the coverage enlivened as usual by the irrepressible Michael Crick on Channel 4 News.

I liked the way the Labour Party had swung a bit more to the Left. I was taken with the idea of more taxation of the super rich and rent control in the big cities seemed a good answer to our housing crisis. I warmed to Ed who became like a geeky superhero who could save the World, well the UK anyway.

Come the evening of the election I stayed up late to watch the first results roll in. When the exit poll came out I was gutted. It seemed the sound campaign…

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