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    Do you agree with this statement? I'm not talking about politicians, but people within the United Kingdom as a whole.

    Or do you think the contrary is true, and more socialists are emerging and overtaking other political ideologies?

    I'm referring to both the economical and social/government policy beliefs of socialists. Oh, and remember that teenagers don't comprise the entire population of the UK.
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    I agree that socialism is dying - socialists are still around in the baby boomer generation, who grew up with old labour. But when they die out the only socialists left will be students, and even amongst them there is a growing opposition from conservatives and libertarians.

    However liberal social policy is not dying because that is not purely socialist, right-wingers can be socially liberal as well, and I think people are starting to get sick of drugs policy etc
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    Socialists will never be a dying breed. If anything, there has been something of a small revival in socialism due to the economic crisis which has its roots in our consumerist, capitalist economy. As a society we are becoming gradually more liberal, and hopefully this will culminate in a fully-formed, more equal and more compassionate socialist state in the near future.
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    Thank God.
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    (Original post by Don_Scott)
    Thank God.
    See, surely if god exists ... he created socialists too. Oh. Dear.
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    (Original post by Adorno)
    See, surely if god exists ... he created socialists too. Oh. Dear.
    Gods children can stray.
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    They've been dead since:

    "WE'RE ALRIGHT!!! WE'RE ALRIGHT" :rofl:

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    (Original post by Seven_Three)
    Gods children can stray.
    Ah but you forget that which is bequeathed from the garden of Eden: free will. The path, therefore, is not predefined.
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    Please.
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    Where is our Robin Hood!?
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    Socialism, while not dead, is definitely in the decline- why?- Because no matter how much we all knock it, deep down, most people wouldn't change the centre ground for the world...
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    The only good thing to come out of socialism is the NHS.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Socialists will never be a dying breed. If anything, there has been something of a small revival in socialism due to the economic crisis which has its roots in our consumerist, capitalist economy. As a society we are becoming gradually more liberal, and hopefully this will culminate in a fully-formed, more equal and more compassionate socialist state in the near future.
    there has been something of a small revival in socialism due to the economic crisis which has its roots in our consumerist, capitalist economy
    What are you basing this on? The Socialist Labour Party got hammerd in the euro elections. Respect didn't win anything either. In fact the nearest thing to a socialist victory was the Green's. But even they only got the same 2 seats as the 2004 election(pre-economic crisis) So if it's not election results you are basing it on, what are you basing it on?
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Socialists will never be a dying breed. If anything, there has been something of a small revival in socialism due to the economic crisis which has its roots in our consumerist, capitalist economy. As a society we are becoming gradually more liberal, and hopefully this will culminate in a fully-formed, more equal and more compassionate socialist state in the near future.
    The only revival is that more students have bought copies of Marx' and Engels' Communist Manifesto- book sales may be up but not necessarily support for socialism...
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    (Original post by Goddess Fury)
    What are you basing this on? The Socialist Labour Party got hammerd in the euro elections. Respect didn't win anything either. In fact the nearest thing to a socialist victory was the Green's. But even they only got the same 2 seats as the 2004 election(pre-economic crisis) So if it's not election results you are basing it on, what are you basing it on?
    I'm basing it on the small, but increasing number of people expressing the view that it would be beneficial to return to the nationalisation of the banks and energy companies such as British gas. There has been intense public anger at individuals such as 'Fred the Shred' which has made the idea more palatable to the average Briton.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    I'm basing it on the small, but increasing number of people expressing the view that it would be beneficial to return to the nationalisation of the banks and energy companies such as British gas. There has been intense public anger at individuals such as 'Fred the Shred' which has made the idea more palatable to the average Briton.
    Just because someone agrees that a certain institution should be nationalised doesn't mean they are a pure socialist. That's certainly a socialist view, but we're talking about socialists as a group of people, not 'Socialism is a dying concept'.
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    Dirty Socialists.

    Good riddance.

    (cept for the NHS obvz)
 
 
 
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