“…Roll up roll up there is a new act in town. I give you the brighter future…I give you the Harry Potter party….”
I was going to write about what might be a new development in British politics. However, events have overtaken things and several Labour MPs have broken away from the Labour Party. How this will develop over the next few days is very hard to say – none of the names mentioned have the weight of political big beasts, although given the current crop of big beasts that really isn’t saying much. There has been talk that perhaps JK Rowling might add her name to some new form of political movement. If this were to happen then if I were in Tory and Labour HQ’s I would start to be very worried. This is a women you have to remember who has single handedly been the voice to a generation growing up in the late 1990s/2000s – she has 14 million followers on Twitter and is a bona fide rockstar. That sort of heft could well change everything as I suspect the majority of the new movements votes may well come from 20 somethings who are disillusioned with Corbyn over Brexit and are looking for somewhere new to express their views. These are the very people who have been very influenced by Rowling.
This is all speculation at the moment but something has had to give as there doesn’t seem to be any sense that either main party is interested in the country as a whole but rather with their own internal struggles. In fact the only difference between the two is that as one party, the Conservatives, form something resembling the government of the day so their internal struggles are lumbering the country with political paralysis. Whether you agree with Brexit or not the current situation is untenable and something has had to give. Whether this is that something no one has the first clue – perhaps it is time for Professor Sybil Trelawney to step forward.