It was with a degree of pleasure and Schadenfreude that I listened to the bitter four minute rant by Mark Steel and Jeremy Hardy on R4's News Quiz about a week ago; try for yourself HERE starting at about 7:40 in. Then we had John Prescott on 'Today' on the 25th rubbishing Labour's ideas of 'aspiration' like an old dinosaur. It's finally dawning on them that Labour got a good kicking from British voters, and they've now moved to debating it.
The debate falls into two camps. The first asks 'what do we need to say to people to get power?' and implies that any mix of lies, policy and promises is needed just so long as it succeeds in tearing power from the Tories. The second asks 'What do we stand for in 2015?' and this is by far the hardest question for Labour to answer. A party advocating involuntary redistribution, advocating a Socialist central State, advocating enforced equality of outcome, is wayyy out of tune with British voters.
And the audible anger and frustration of idealogues such as Steel and Hardy at electors for not sharing their utopian vision is also a good reason why people don't choose Labour any more; who the hell wants to be preached at by these two morally righteous prigs? Soon their time will come even on R4 and they will be swept away like the 'Buzzcocks'.
So Long, Labour; it was nice knowing you.