For all this change, Labour has achieved parity with a Conservative Party that is too weak to reshuffle their Cabinet. The Labour Party must reclaim the politically homeless - in all directions - to be a Government for all. But I could not, in good conscience, support them to become a Government in their current form.
Everyone has seen that recently 'protest' is becoming popular again around the world. And this is a great thing. But we must be careful to understand what it is we are protesting and where our voice really adds value; politicians spin circumstances and try to direct our movement towards things that don't actually stop any of their atrocities, or agendas.
So no matter what happens in the General Election, the left can feel proud of what has occurred so far, and can feel optimistic about the future of left-wing politics in the U.K.
What is needed instead is a shift to stakeholder capitalism, a focus on class and economic inequality and an acknowledgement that patriotism and national identity should not be the preserve of the right. The centre-left architects of the successful post-war settlement would recognise this framework immediately.
Democracy Is Under Yet Another Threat, With Left-Wing Parties Calling For The Curbing - Or Even Banning - The Use Of Referenda
I am a democrat, and one of my major motivations supporting Brexit has been to bring back decision-making to the UK away from the unelected and unaccountable officials in Brussels. Unlike the Left, which wishes to maintain the wall between the rulers and the ruled, I will always defend and encourage the greater use of referenda and will always respect the result.
Perhaps from day 33 onwards it might well prove opportune to change tack, perhaps we disincline our own druthers to forge the enemy, perhaps it's time we realise that that they aren't as different from us after all.
With pioneering reports such as 'Educating All' and the work done by students unions across the country, it is clear that there is an urgent need for change for working class students and young people in the UK. Charities like RECLAIM are refusing to ignore the problems faced by working-class young people and are paving the way for like-minded organisations across the country to combat class division in all its forms.
As the old saying goes, it's always darkest just before the dawn. After the roller coaster ride of 2016, most people thought 2017 couldn't possibly be worse. But it's trying its best.
Now is not the time to hide in a bunker. If something's worth fighting for, be it the NHS, libraries, equality, or multi-culturalism, get out and fight for it. It'll take more than armchair activism to salvage any hope from this wreckage.
If you agitate, agitate. If you sing, dance, paint, petition, campaign, teach or occupy, do it and do it quickly. Whatever you do, do it for love, tolerance, equality and hope: the fight isn't over, we aren't finished and we can have a better world than this, but only if we fight for it.