Reminder: Latest blog at top of page. Earlier posts towards the bottom.
Almost as soon as the results had been declared, someone (he knows who he is) commented on Twitter, "Now we have positive confirmation that the Labour party must be re-built on its original basis of principle, and not expediency."
As it may have become obvious as this blog has developed, my own opinion, for what it's worth, is that - accepting the fact that there is liitle doubt that allowing expediency to replace principle may be the least of their sins - demolition might be a more appropriate course of action for New Labour.
After all, young Mr. Clegg has reminded the Great British public that the time may have come for the original party of reform in the UK to be given the opportunity to provide a credible opposition to the Tories. If forming an unlikely alliance might be the first step in that direction, who am I to discourage it?