OH wow. I'll see you in the Patch sometime!My current workplace. By the next election, I'll probably be over here as well.
Labour cannot be described as left wing now - centre left at bestWhen you looks at the Polls it has the Tories on 27%, but in Great Britain there is no other right of centre party that would get more than 0.5%. So all the right wing support flows to one party, now UKIP have gone and the orther parties have all moved to the Left.
Of the opposition parties I would call the:
Greens - left wing
Liberals - centre left
Labour - left wing (certainly at last election)
SNP - left wing
Plaed Cymbru - left wing
In some seats there will be 4 major parties standing , but 3 will be seen as left of centre, unless the Liberals move away from centre-left. At one point I thought the Liberals had more left wing policies than Labour (pre Corbyn) e.g local income tax for Liberals.
Thats a lot of left of centre parties in some ways it would be better for the non Tory Vote to merge into a Centre Left Popular Front Party, as they would take over 80% of the seats in England and then definitely have a UK overall majority.
Why I live I can see the Tory voting dropping from 55% to 40% but still get in as other votes go Liberal 32%, Labour 20% Greens 8% - its a seat similarly to Scarborough/Whitby. Its 50% rural population, with quite a a lot of comfortable off retireds and this group is increasing. The Greens are growing but they are mainly taking former Liberal and Labour voters or voters that would have voted for those parties. The Liberals by going 100% for the EU/Remain side in the referendum debate have lost some potential voters, that they may have had in the Blair years, in rural Brexit type areas.
" Johnson got in on the back of Brexit and the working class vote."Johnson got in on the back of Brexit and the working class vote, Truss got in through the backdoor with 1%. Yep, it depends if the so-called 'working class' wake up. Atm the Tories would not get in but who knows what might happen in the next two years, and they always have Murdoch.
There is a serious lack of Politicians in all parties at the present time.
Westminster has become no more than a lucrative Bandwagon.