America was in the latter category, and it looks as if the next President might keep it there after all.
Against Diane Abbott and John McDonnell, George Galloway and Ken Livingstone.
Against Ken Loach and two million people, including the young Richard Burgon, on the streets of London in 2003.
Against Dennis Skinner and Ronnie Campbell, the ghost of Tony Benn and the ghost of Michael Foot.
Against the vulgar and presumptuous interference of organised labour in political affairs.
Against the vulgar and presumptuous existence of organised labour at all, for it is not a coincidence that the hated rail unions are all stalwarts of the anti-war movement.
Against Jeremy Corbyn and the Morning Star.