Across Europe and North America and elsewhere, people are fed up with the so-called free market system that has produced grotesque inequality, stagnating living standards and many calamitous foreign wars without end. And a political stature which leaves the vast majority of people shut out of power. Since the crash of 2008, the demand for an alternative and an end to counterproductive austerity has led to the rise of new movements and parties in one country after another.
But in Britain, it's happened in a different way in the heart of traditional politics in the Labour Party, which is something we should be extremely proud of. It's exactly what Labour was founded for, to be the voice of the many, of social justice and progressive change from the bottom up.