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From “broadband communism” to a “Marxist dystopia”: how Labour’s social democratic reforms have been branded as hard left fantasies

That programmes like free education are fairly common in Europe does not make much of an impact on how they are perceived here

By Rachel Connolly  

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during a press conference in central London, whilst on the General Election campaign trail.

Recently while canvassing for Labour in Chingford, I met a middle-aged man who told me he could never vote for Labour because Jeremy Corbyn is a “communist” who plans to confiscate all the money of everyone earning over £50,000 and “throw it in a big pile.”…

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