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Jeremy Corbyn’s greatest success is the discrediting of neoliberalism

Source: Jeremy Corbyn’s greatest success is the discrediting of neoliberalism

When I first began in Social Services in the late 80’s the politicisation of social workers was in it’s death knell.

The 80’s and 90’s saw the continued rise of neo-liberalism, and, in social work, managerial-ism, with “New (right-wing) Labour” promoting Tory agendas, and the decline in the radical and political social worker.

But now the great neo-liberal lie is coming home to roost and people, the people, are beginning to see the truth.  Whether our clients are the elderly, disabled or children, the neo-liberal agenda has had a negative impact on their welfare and well-being, on the pound in their pocket, on the services they depend upon.

Jeremy Corbyn is a man of his time, stepping into the fray when the world is ripe for a socialist message of care, and Kitty once again hits the nail on the head in this article.

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