From my article in The Sunday Times:
“Holding the Labour government to account feels futile when people who agree it should go can’t imagine themselves replacing it.
You will, no doubt, ignore the fake tears of the occasional Labour Party leader bemoaning the poor state of the PN and regretting the harm to democracy because there is no viable alternative to the government. It’s their perverse way of being smug about their incidental immortality.
You will be wrong to ignore the confusion of voters who know the Labour Party needs unseating from power but don’t know how to do it.
The Nationalist Party, once the natural party of government, the locus of moderation, internationalism, tolerance and rational choice, presents itself as a somnolent auto-cannibal, an anticipatory disappointment, quite the opposite of the great white hope this country needs.”