As highlighted by Tom Hamilton’s juxtaposition of a couple of recent newspaper front pages, it’s wildly exciting to see that the UK is likely to have a socialist government soon! 😍
Rees-Mogg tells Sunak his tax increases are socialist.
Whereas Sunak tells Truss and Mordaunt that their tax decreases are…um…socialist.
Just like various other culture war topics, using “socialist” to mean “evil” seems to be another of those unfortunate phenomena that UK Conservatives seem desperate to import from the US. Despite the fact that at present I don’t think it’s as effective in terms as inspiring hatred and conflict over here as it is there (?), thankfully.