We're the professional politician generation, aren't we? I was schooled in this, kind of, how do we make a press release today that embarrasses the opposition? That's the kind of politics that everyone was doing, and the kind of culture developed where you're scrabbling over a bit of the centre ground with micro-policies that are designed to just create a little couple of days' headlines and create a feeling, but not change much else.I think Andy has come the furthest and has grown increasingly in stature since the Labour leadership election three years ago. Perhaps there was more to his 'Aspirational Socialism' than he let on at the time.
His comment on Labour in today's Graun can be read here.