The future of politics
Is it time to start again?
The positions of our two main parties have entrenched further left and further right, arguably creating a space in between not seen before. Is it time for a new party to start in this nascent middle ground?
Imagine a new party did exist which was fiscally moderate, pro-enterprise with a strong account of social justice. It was pro-competition and intent on shifting the burden of taxation from income to wealth. It talked about automation and housing. It would regret Brexit but seek to make the best of it.
Imagine this party was led by a credible prime minister such as Ruth Davidson, David Miliband or Chuka Umunna. Then ask yourself: would you be tempted to vote for this party yourself? Do you not think it might do rather well? Maybe it is time to start again.