Did Tony Blair's three General Election victories mean that he, too, must also have won the argument, and that three times? But hey, ho. The almighty top of the Conservative Party has simply imposed the Modern Monetary Theory, and the consequent vast spending and intervention, that Jeremy Corbyn could never get through the Labour Party's labyrinthine committee system, insofar as he ever really tried.
Keir Starmer's impending coronation will show that Corbyn never did capture the Labour Party. But who cares? He captured the party that was and is in government. Indeed, not even his ideas did so, so much as those of his more advanced, and often quite critical, supporters. You need to persuade far fewer people, in fact almost nobody, in order to take over the Conservative Party. And clearly, whatever they might say about him or us personally, we have done so.
Economically, this is the most left-wing Government since the month in which I must have been conceived, December 1976. And up here on the newly Blue Wall, we are loving the lengths to which the Conservatives will go to stop us from painting the towns Red again. The Budget of March 2020, and the Government's response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, have ended the era that began with the Budget of December 1976. The Centre is the think tank for this new era. Please give generously.