Odd that, we managed to get the giveaways and freebies that socialists use as the gateway drug before the repression starts, without actually going full "mass starvation and death camps" as was the fashion in Southeast Asia at the time...
Well, yeah. Exactly.
Point is, it's mainly due to timely interventions of the electorate removing pernicious socialists from power in the nick of time.
Discounting Blair and Brown we've only had two periods of Labour governance since Clement Attlee and it's been the same story both times...rampant trade unionism, winters spent without power and heating due to strikes etc; nationalised utilities, nationalised mines that were kept open at taxpayers expense long after they were unprofitable.
Thankfully we got rid of them when we had the chance, I hate to think what a state we'd be in otherwise. Probably something venezuela-ey.
And now Corbyn supporters want a return to that shit.