Meanwhile, Labour's much-needed friendly critic and critical friend, ever-ready to replace it if it ever again went whoring after any of the false gods of the last 35 years, remains as elusive as ever.
Until I am raised to the peerage, obviously.
Pioneering what is now called postliberalism since the middle of the 1990s. Although I have always been far too left-wing to be a liberal, and far too conservative to be a capitalist. “One Nation, with an equal emphasis on the One and on the Nation”: I was saying that when John Smith was still alive.