While Labour descends into a mire of introversion and internecine conflict, Theresa May is cleverly raiding the old language of the left. Her government will only further entrench the concentration of wealth and power in very few hands. But with so much of working-class Britain feeling culturally alienated from the left, that hardly matters.
A new rightwing majority could be forged by a swath of working-class Britain who feel the left inhabits a parallel universe. It’s time for the left to return to class – or an eternity of Tory governments beckons.
The thing is, in order to attract that working class the metropolitan left is going to have to give up much of what it believes in.
It’s a difficult balancing at to attract the rather socially conservative working class and also the sort of Mugwumps who scream that using a cis- actor to portray a gay character is homophobia.