So, Spain, Podemos:
There is a model for the new politics we need. It’s in Spain
Podemos has won support for radical ideas without creating scapegoats. Progressives in the UK must find a way to do the same
In the same newspaper, on the same day, a report on the last country to follow that alternative route. One that both Owen Jones and Podemos have vaunted (although a couple of years back, obviously) as the path to follow:
Venezuela is suffering the worst economic crisis in its history. Ordinary people in the oil-rich country are regularly going without food. Three-quarter empty supermarkets are being ransacked by angry, hungry mobs. The government has declared a state of emergency, food is now being transported under armed guard, and basic necessities are being rationed. People have to queue for hours and sometimes overnight on their assigned days to receive staples like rice and cooking oil.
Nothing like learning from experience, is there, and this is nothing like it.