Friday, 30 March 2012

George Galloway's victory confirms the demise of the radical Left, not its resurgence

"Galloway and his dwindling online fanclub would have us believe that this was a vote for a clear, Left-wing, anti-war agenda. It wasn't. It was not any political virtues on the part of Galloway that won him the election but rather the absence of virtue, and of vision, amongst today's mainstream parties, particularly Labour. Galloway is merely a beneficiary of the decay of politics as we knew it, which means that, far from representing a surge in radical Left-wing sentiment, his victory isn't that different to when a member of the BNP wins a seat on a local council or some UKIP suit gets sent to Brussels."

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