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The right fear that, if even mild social-democratic populism proves popular, the door might open to more radical ideas.

Red Ed? If only it were true (Independent) After three decades of free-market triumphalism, says Owen Jones, the right finds any deviation from the neo-liberal script unacceptable.

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