British socialism is dying and recent events show it

Mo Metcalf-Fisher argues that recent events demonstrate the British left is in decline, and, as far as electoral politics are concerned, it could well be terminal. Maggie Thatcher’s dream may be about to become reality

Last week, extreme left-wing protesters took to Westminster to show their fury at what the Daily Mirror described as ‘the most right-wing Queen’s Speech in a generation’.

I’ve written about the decline in socialist action on multiple occasions, but I think in light of events last week it’s worth going over what we are seeing, and reflecting on the fact that the far left truly is in decline, and that it’s happening before our very eyes.

When the Conservatives took office in 2010, alongside the Liberal Democrats as coalition partners, the student-left (which probably comprises the biggest, or certainly the most active, grouping of leftist-protest movements) were organised and ready to agitate.

  • BillyHW

    The cancer of socialism has now completely spread throughout the entire body. Death is imminent now.

    • Observer

      The socialists/Marxists have completely infiltrated our bureaucracies and overwhelmed our education systems.

      Like any parasites they will live on until they kill their hosts and then move on in the hopes of finding a new host to feed off of.

  • mauser 98

    readers comments re: article say BS.

  • The left may be dying in electoral politics, but I am sure it is still very present on a popular/social level. For many people, leftist values seem (delusively) obvious and absolute, as if there is no other rational and decent way to view the world.

    • The Butterfly

      The Left isn’t dying. It just became the new Right.

      • Yes, many who claim to be on the right have leftist values, e.g. with regard to Islam.

        • The Butterfly

          And they are all rabid socialists.

  • tom_billesley

    It’s the English left rather than the British left that’s rudderless. The Scottish leftards support the “progressive” Scot Nats.

  • SDMatt

    Wishful thinking.