Dr Alf is right when he says that Tony Blair is spot on because most people in the UK are Conservative with a small C and are interested in earning money, low taxes and aspiration. The old politics of class warfare and “Dave Spart” wanting to tax everything that moves and prevent business growth are gone.
People want roads, infrastructure, airports, schools, an NHS that works, policemen who do their jobs and the country run for those who work, those who produce more than they consume and those who were born here.
They do not want to bankroll the Scots and Welsh and are increasingly disenchanted with the BBC, people on the dole, benefit fraudsters and the running sore of overseas aid.
They want to be able to engage in buy to let activity without the threat of rent controls and interference from meddling local authorities.
That’s why Blair’s third-way was a success and Miliband’s lurch to the left was a failure.