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.