martes, 4 de julio de 2017

Corbyn and Grenfell: Britain's Rapidly Changing Political Landscape - TruePublica

Corbyn and Grenfell: Britain's Rapidly Changing Political Landscape - TruePublica


By Graham VanbergenYouGov’s latest
favourability figures show Jeremy Corbyn with his highest score to
date, while Theresa May’s ratings have crashed to where the Labour
leader’s were last November. This rapid change of public sentiment
supported by an unexpected seminal event is about to lead to a seismic
moment in British politics. The first evidence of the collapse of
neoliberal capitalism will be the Conservative Party rolling back
austerity measures as they attempt to scramble back to the
political centre ground in a bid to maintain power whilst a
stronger more forceful form of socialism gains ground every day.


This article is made up of statistics, quotes and research published
in the mainstream media over the last few years. Each piece of
information is damning but collectively, they add to the crisis of every
day life for nearly half of society where almost every measure of
public well-being has plummeted. Right-wing neoliberal politicians took
advantage of the financial crisis to implement a flawed economic
model designed to asset strip the nation though the ideology of
austerity and an accelerated privatisation drive whilst undertaking a
huge transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich. The Grenfell Tower
inferno is the manifestation of that ideology and the symbol of change.


Successive governments have failed to improve social mobility
in Britain and reduce the gap between Britain’s ‘haves and have nots’,
according to a highly critical report by the Social Mobility Commission
published last week. New social divides have been created across
geographies, income groups and generations. The report says deep seated
social and economic divisions in British society are likely to widen and
negatively impact upon community cohesion and economic prosperity.