When will we ever learn? Brexit, as terrible as it was, was not the wake up call to the progressive sentiment. Now we have Brexit x10. The victory of Donald Trump. But what do we expect when we stand establishment candidates who helped create the conditions for Trumpism? Clintonism and Blairism, as we keep saying, are finished. A politics that attempts to humanize neo-liberalism and only ends up embedding it was doomed to fail. Elections are no longer won from the centre and the slide into the abyss cannot be defeated by triangulation. The only thing that can win is a genuine alternative, created with and by or our fellow citizens, that makes our country much more equal, sustainable and democratic.
That’s Compass telling us we all need to move further left.