It’s really strange the game that is taking place between different political forces, in terms of what ideology they subscribe to.
After a post-modern period where the typical policy in different parties and countries was unveiled by the expression: “death of ideologies”, it seems a new era is being born, where euphemisms and politically correct words are no longer a concern.
Instead of omitting ideology, which is now again introduced at least as a label into political speech, what is now missing is the link between that claimed ideology and the actions. The apparent lack of compromise with an intellectual and/or theoretical framework doesn’t seem to be in the agenda. Like under the cover of branding marketing strategy, more to identify parties with an “image”, a “term”, or a “motto”, there is a purpose to make easier to the voter, to understand what they are talking about. So, rather than spending time, efforts, paper and ink to describe a platform, which concepts will not be necessarily comprehended by electors, the political spectrum is now providing a “grip” for standard people to choose between options.
However, even when Socialism might find itself imposing dramatically unpopular measures, or right-hand parties seeing the benefits of some social welfare, it will never be a greyish mixture again. Right & Left are back.
But my approach is not so much interested in political ideologies, as in “power structure” ideologies.