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Outsourcing politics, killing democracy, fomenting revolution

21 April 2024

12:07 AM

21 April 2024

12:07 AM

Robert Jenrick, in the London Daily Telegraph, fears that the inevitable Starmer government in the United Kingdom will enact a ‘second Blairite revolution’. (Jenrick is a former Tory Minister.)

For a revolutionary, Blair undoubtedly was. Beneath the mild, benign exterior, Blair was an unreconstructed Trot yearning for ‘permanent revolution’. Only Blair’s revolution, like those of progressives the world over now, is not about changing what Marx called ‘the economic base’, but rather about transforming all of society – social relations, culture, family life, privacy, religion, education – into a progressive image.

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