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    (Original post by TheIr0nDuke)
    John McDonnell confessed to being a Marxist during the financial crash.

    There's likely many others who share the same opinion but just don't voice it.
    McDonnell is hardly some kind of new infiltrator though, he's been in the party since the 1980s.
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    (Original post by anarchism101)
    McDonnell is hardly some kind of new infiltrator though, he's been in the party since the 1980s.
    But only recently given a distinguished position within Labour. It's the higher-up hard left that creates concern.
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    I don't know. Is not wanting hundreds and thousands living of food banks in a rich country now the 'extreme left'?
    Does that make you a commie? Because I haven't heard much of a peep out of the 'electable centrist' lot to suggest otherwise. Why do they think the hard left has prospered? They don't offer any real evidence of not selling out or being serious about overturning these things, our economic debate is now so far right.
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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    I don't know. Is not wanting hundreds and thousands living of food banks in a rich country now the 'extreme left'?
    Does that make you a commie? Because I haven't heard much of a peep out of the 'electable centrist' lot to suggest otherwise. Why do they think the hard left has prospered? They don't offer any real evidence of not selling out or being serious about overturning these things, our economic debate is n ow so far right.
    The point is though that this is only going to get worse if the Tories stay in power, which is why a more centrist leader is needed to appeal to a broader base. You can't make meaningful changes in opposition.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    The point is though that this is only going to get worse if the Tories stay in power, which is why a more centrist leader is needed to appeal to a broader base. You can't make meaningful changes in opposition.
    but a centrist leader won't make meaninful change
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    but a centrist leader won't make meaninful change
    Homelessness and reliance on food banks increased massively after centre-left Labour lost in 2010.
 
 
 
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