The death of the Left in British politics cannot be ruled out
Well, only if it actually happens of course.
and to be a little less facetious about it I’ve no problem at all with people desiring traditionally left wing goals. Say, greater equality or either or both opportunity and outcome, more worker control of industry, all the things that people tend to say they want. I’ve a great hatred for the ways in which the British left tend to approach achieving those goals though. In particular I really do despise those who, just as an example, conflate capitalism and markets. To be against capitalism, meh, doesn’t worry me particularly. If you’d prefer a world of worker owned coops (as an example) then good luck to you. It’s the people who conflate that with wanting to have a planned economy, a non-market one, that so irritate. The market is so damn consumer that I regard anti-marketeers as drooling morons.
If we can get rid of that British left that does that conflating then we’d all be markedly better off.
There’s a few other things on the wish list as well of course. A desire that people would actually understand the Nordic economies they claim they so like (more classically liberal than we are but with a heavy layer of tax on top. You can’t get that tax level without that classical liberalism in the engine room) and so on but the death of the current British left? Bring It On!