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Hitchens on Twitter sums up what I wrote here earlier.Peter Hitchens @ClarkeMicah.@Lone_Inadequate We already have two Polly Toynbee parties, New Labour and Tories. I'm proposing we go down to one."Exactly.We have two leftwing parties. It's a rightwing party we need.
The Two Polly Toynbee Parties Thesis would undoubtedly come as news to Polly Toynbee.The areas that swung the referendum were not only left-wing, but voted Leave for that reason. It wasn't immigration in, say, Sunderland, or Hartlepool, or Pontypridd. In any case, there are left-wing as well as right-wing arguments on both sides even of that.There is no vacant electoral space to the right of the Tory front bench. It simply doesn't exist.
Quite right, as a country we love the NHS and don't like getting our water bill from a private company. All that the Labour party has to do to start winning elections on a left wing platform is to listen more to its natural supporters.
Or indeed, on those issues, to more or less everybody.
Polly Toynbee leftwing? No, she's a conservative. Look how much she hates Jeremy Corbyn.
It says Bonanza, as opposed to High Chaparral.