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Thread #154579   Message #3628859
Posted By: Musket
29-May-14 - 08:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: Whither now England?
Subject: RE: BS: Whither now England?
Ah well, Stu. Left leaning and compassionate are not mutually attached in my book. Compassionate socialism is a leftish idea and if you look to the right, then Adam Smith reckoned that capitalism needs a thriving economy of well heeled people, without the "wheel of charity" dragging them down. (In other words, not having to give alms as opposed to not wanting to.)

I see your point, but despite everything, I reckon left leaning is old hat. When I was in my twenties, you tended to lean towards Labour in a fit of social justice. To today's younger people, Labour and Conservative are the same, centrist philosophies. Both have their extreme cranks, both have a welfare state to safeguard, albeit disingenuously.

(I have to say Allan, a lot of Bannockburn and Braveheart in your last post. I would assume the argument for independence should have moved to pragmatism rather than misty eyed believing your own tourist twaddle?)