The most notable thing about these country house gatherings of people of whom no one has ever heard, apart from the one with the surname that anyone aspiring to be taken seriously would have changed, is that no one gives a stuff.
Yes, we do need to ask who is funding them, I suppose. But that is little, if anything, more than academic interest.
Who cares who is going to be the fifth pro-austerity, pro-privatisation and pro-war candidate to be beaten out of the park by Jeremy Corbyn?
Or who cares about a new party that probably would not take five per cent of the vote, and which certainly would not be the First Past the Post in any constituency?