Rupert Murdoch and the Daily Mail bullies won Brexit, and now wield the whip more nakedly over the government than ever. The arrival of Fox News in the US and the Sun here were cultural game-changers, one repugnant man distorting whole nations with his greedy, dystopic vision.
Supply chases demand, not creates it.
Tits’n’football outsell SJW maunderings because people are more interested in tits’n’football than SJW maunderings. That’s all you need to know about why The Sun outsells The Guardian.
Murdoch didn’t create the desire for tits (TITTIES!), he pandered to it. there is less to be pandered to in the publication of SJW maunderings.
Social democracy is not dead because it remains the only way to live in decent, peaceful, reasonably fair societies. The NHS, decent housing, infrastructure investment, good schools, good jobs and social security are essentials to be paid for from taxes, the best-off shouldering most.
Health care, housing, schools, jobs, these at least can, and are in much of the world, provided by market actors and forces.