What happens when the most firmly held of common senses meet the hard reality of political transformation? The 2017 election result has proven to be a live experiment in such a collision between a hegemonic ideology and its imminent destruction. One such common sense can be identified at work in the prevalence of fantasy cabinets being shared on social networks, on ready display in the early weeks of the 2017 campaign. Largely the preserve of liberal journalists, these imagined cabinets consisted of a bizarre melange of ‘centrist’ and ‘sensible’ MPs from different parties, seeking to create some kind of dream line-up of pure neoliberal efficacy.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationNew Socialist
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2017

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