Socialism – a personal perspective

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Comment: Yes, ‘socialism’ can be a dirty word, depending on how far West you go.

I’ve followed Owen Jones for some years now; such a different voice among all the others.

I hope that the voice of common sense, which needn’t be so black and white, gets through somehow.


The following was written by T_J_D@elephantlass

You are probably familiar with the usual definition of Socialism as:

a social and economic system characterised by social ownership and/or social control of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy, as well as a political theory and movement that aims at the establishment of such a system

But for most people, I think, it is a much more personal business. For me, equality is a core belief and this is what motivates me as a Trade Unionist, as well as influencing how I analyse and react to both world/national events, and my relationships with those around me.

I have always been on the left politically and have always voted Labour, with varying degrees of enthusiasm through the years. My political beliefs and values haven’t changed all that much since I was in my twenties but I think…

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