Fears that Barack Obama will introduce ‘socialist’ policies have been reignited by a 2001 radio interview in which he lamented past failures to bring about “redistributive change”, writes the Telegraph.

“In the discussion with Chicago Public Radio, Mr Obama, then just 40 and an obscure state senator and university law lecturer, was speaking about the US Supreme Court and noted that its history meant that “I’m not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts”.

“Although his remarks were heavily analytical and academic, he spoke warmly of the notion of redistributing wealth, suggesting that there were other vehicles that the courts to achieve it.”

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