When you have realised that the political consensus is fucked, and over, you naturally start looking at the rest of the political spectrum for what may replace it, the risks posed there and the potential for change. It is usually the existing political force of ‘dissent’, and a rejection of one force is not necessarily an acceptance of the one opposing it. Especially not if they are largely defined by orbiting the consensus that died and the problem is in the structure of the system not the ideology. I am guessing this year, the discussion about ‘the left’ I was having last year, will become mainstream. As the redefinition of the political spectrum outside the heart of the establishment, is reflected within it.
PS I have posts about this week to upload tomorrow.