Aditya Chakrabortty: Austerity, not Brexit, has doomed the Tory party

While the mainstream press cannot publish enough articles about Brexit – most authors having no idea of what they are writing about – the true disaster in Britain is being ignored: austerity. That is because the failure of austerity does not fit in the neoliberal discourse. As in Homer’s Odyssey, austerity’s sirens’ song is seductive, the result is death and destruction. It has taken Britons six years to realise this, although voting for Brexit was a protest against austerity. This is not a truth knocking at the door. It is breaking in the door in and ravaging their homes.

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