An imaginary conversation with a Blairite after 7 May.
Blairite: Labour has gone too far left and must move back to the centre ground.
Solidarity: Like the Lib Dems? The Lib Dems were the one party which carefully positioned itself as the golden mean, the happy medium, the equipoise. They got thrashed. Tories, Ukip, SNP, Greens — all those parties did well by coming out with something a bit left-field (or right-field).
B: So you think Labour just has to be more and more radical, and it will automatically win?
S: I didn’t say that. I do say that Labour’s half-and-half combination of vague