George Monbiot asks how, when English politics is trapped in a neoliberal consensus, is green socialism able to flourish in Wales?
Because the Celtic fringe has always been more \”left wing\”, more communitarian, more socialist and even more social democratic than England.
I\’ve shouted about this for years….over the weekend we had Polly Toynbee saying that Britain was a \”naturally social democratic country\” and I\’m absolutely certain that it isn\’t. Wales might be, Scotland might be but I\’m pretty sure that England isn\’t.
This explains an awful lot about \”British\” politics as well. The EU is largely a social democratic entity. The oppostion is mainly in England with Wales and Scotland quite happy about it all. Etc, etc.
The reason the politics in the different parts of the UK is that the culture and people in the different parts are, well, different.
Not the most amazing of insights I know but all too many fail to note it.