Here's a piece I wrote for i-D on the unlikely love affair between grime and Jeremy Corbyn.
Although written a good while before the Burial essay, they are companion pieces in some ways.
For instance, public transport - specifically, the night bus - plays a role in both pieces.
And Mark makes another appearance.
Parallel text: Paul Mason on broken neoliberalism and the rise of Corbyn:
"If [neo-liberal / third way] social democracy’s strategy was to generate a surplus through a highly financial, globalised free market economy and distribute it downwards as a compensation for stagnant wages and atomised communities, that is no longer possible. The more you try to do it, the more you have to coerce competitive behaviour into people’s lives, from the counter of the coffee bar to the welfare system, to housing, to the process of finding someone to go on a date with.Promise number one of a radical social democracy should be: we will switch off the great privatisation machine. Promise number two... we will stop imposing, nudging and coercing market behaviour into the lives of people and foster instead the human, collaborative impulse that 30 years of neoliberalism suppressed."