Registered On: September 7, 2015
While I agree with a lot of what you say, Bucks, I suggest you gain some perspective on what is and isn’t hard left.
Pushing for some semblance of ‘state intervention’ and being against Brexit isn’t ‘hard left.’ Many, but by no means all, hard leftists were for Leave. The more centrist Labour types were more Remain supporting, so it isn’t a hard left issue, whether you agree with it or not. If you think this is hard left you pretty much offer little possibility for any moderate left wing thought. It’s pretty much anyone to the left of Ruth Davidson is Stalin.
The hard left was more tied in with a nationalisation of anything regardless and, most grotesquely, an ideal of Venezuelan or Cuban style socialism (as opposed to the Nordic style social democracy with capitalist economies) and apologia for regimes which hate the west, their main enemy. The USA and UK were the true evils of the world in their eyes, which led to excuses and siding with the likes of Iran and Russia. It’s why Corbyn pocketed RT and Press TV money. It’s why he once met with the Assads in Syria. It’s partially why they hate Israel, a strong American ally, and why anti-Semitism was given the blind eye by Corbyn and others.