Standing in the Post Office queue, I saw the front page of the Daily Telegraph. A foreign company is to buy a large chunk of our postal service, and make huge numbers of its staff redundant.
If there were a proper conservative party, then it would be screaming blue murder.
If there were a Labour Party, then there would be metaphorical (but not literal - that is the point of a proper Labour Party) blood in the streets.
Well, now there is.
After all, who the hell else is there?
We either address within our own mainstream political tradition (and thus, by definition, within the constitutional, parliamentary process) legitimate grievances against the intimately related forces neoliberal economics, European federalism, American military-industrial hegemony, globalisation and its multiculturalism, and decadent social libertinism.
Or we leave it to others, who have nothing but scorn for our own mainstream political tradition, and thus, by definition, for the constitutional, parliamentary process.
Which is it to be?