I’m not amazed, particularly, by the howling stitch-up going on at Tory central office. I’m perhaps slightly suprised by the transparency of it all, but that’s about it. As a dyed-in-the-wool leftie I am also allowing myself a small portion of glee at the disarray the Conservative party has got itself into. I know NewLab need credible opposition, I know that, but goddamn, it’s just too sweet sometimes. Liberals for second party status! Do it, England!