Realignment is the only hope for the political Left in the UK

Deja Vu; The UK Conservative Party won repeated elections in the 1980s. They have, again, in the 2010s. How will it end this time?

It was always a mystery why so many people voted Conservative in successive election in the 1980s when the party and its leader was so reviled by so many others. I have always assumed the explanation lay in the existence of a strong centre left alternative to Labour. But that does not explain the Conservative…