The next election might be better than we expect.
As the conference season winds down it has become clear that Labour has moved to the left and the conservatives have moved to the right, both leaving the magical centre ground which of course does not actually exist.
As a result of this the next election is shaping up to be a vicious one at which each of the parties will accuse the other of living in the past. Labour will shout: "Same old nasty Tories [and their newspapers]. " Tories will snarl: "Same old dangerous Labour." On current form, it is the Conservatives, answering tomorrow's challenges by dusting off dated narratives, rusty tactics and stale slurs from 20 years ago, who are looking the most retro.