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Absolute: On the British General Election | Salvage -
It is, with this in mind, notable that many of the recent figures of left-wing revival have been older politicians - Mélenchon is sixty-five, Sanders is seventy-five, and Corbyn is sixty-eight. The difference between those politicians and their, sometimes younger opponents, is that they are completely unsullied by the betrayals of the centre. Corbyn's record as a principled opponent of British foreign policy, anti-nuclear campaigner and proponent of Irish republicanism was of a piece with a general incorruptibility. Those politicians implicated in the hacking scandal, or the expenses scandal, or in betrayals such as Clegg's reversal over tuition fees, appealed to a cynical subjectivity: this is just how politics works. Corbyn was being demonised for breaking with this pact, which had been part of what turned millions off parliamentary politics altogether.
by generic on Tue Jun 13th, 2017 at 01:25:34 PM EST
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Amusingly Clegg, who painted himself as an ardent Remainer in the GE, is now arguing for a soft Norway-style Brexit in the pages of the FT.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jun 13th, 2017 at 08:53:43 PM EST
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Reading it, I see a clear example of that Overton window at work...
by Bjinse on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 06:44:25 AM EST
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Sounds like Clegg is thrashing about for another way to successfully fail.
by rifek on Thu Jun 15th, 2017 at 12:54:36 AM EST
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