'the people you see on here are are not socialists......i am a socialist'
forgetting for a moment how you define and express your politics, akenaton, this is a massively arrogant and dangerously fanatical statement.
you know nothing about how i or others here live their lives. as for 'hate' speech- i have never indulged in abusing anyone (er ....apart from the above obviously....) as a union rep, i have to deal with and sometimes represent people who i profoundly disagree with, while also liking them. (eg if i went around calling ukip types racist or ignorant, i wouldn't last long -not noble tolerance, just self-preservation!)
however, i must admit i do hate tories, arms dealers, gun nuts, and any other psychopathic greedy fuckers who are wrecking all that is good about our country and the world. should any of that lot turn up in the pub, i would of course be off my high moral horse. however, these are the guys in control who manipulate and divide all the rest of us - i can't sensibly dislike anyone who is a victim of media lies and oppressive governments.
don't forget it is the 1% against the rest of us - we might squabble on here but we are are all, potentially, on the same side.