The British public as a whole, irrespective of Party allegiance, is regretting the shambles that is the Labour Party at the moment. It is not just moderate Labour supporters and neutrals who regret the absence of an effective opposition at a time when Britain is in turmoil. Indeed even the new Prime Minister can’t relish the prospect of the total absence of challenge across the despatch box. Easy victories (and she’ll have a few) can be pyrrhic ones.
The oft maligned “Centre Ground” of politics is actually at the heart of our democracy. The turmoil I refer to above has come in part because that centre ground has recently been vacated by significant elements in both the two main political parties. I tried to explain what the Brexit Conservatives were up to for an American Blog site here. It was, I thought, an attempted coup by the Tory Right. The disappointment in some quarters at the accession of Theresa May, not really “one of them”, suggests that I was right!