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This is not "no true Scotsman". This is pointing out that you don't win a political debate by adopting the rhetorical frame of the enemy. And yes, "truly radical" entails using a different frame.

And McDonnell is still talking about how you can balance the books by raising taxes rather than reducing spending.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 31st, 2013 at 07:37:56 AM EST
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Then again a lot of people in the UK today WOULD consider his proposals radical - and in political debate one does need to consider one's audience - who may not have achieved the level of radical thinking  you think necessary and who might well reject anything MORE radical.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Thu Jan 31st, 2013 at 11:38:00 AM EST
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