London in steamy, sizzling heat…
… and organisers on the Hard Left announced an attempt to bring down the government by holding a march….it didn’t quite work as insufficient people turned up, but it’s an announcement for the longer term. This is the voice of young, well-to-do people with a strong sense of hatred for what they have been given and a need to feel they have actually achieved something.
There is a good deal of discomfort that can be exploited. But at the moment the mood isn’t quite there: following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, people arrived not with anger but with practical help, stacks and stacks of gifts of food and household necessities and clothes and more…and it was volunteers, neighbours and churches that led the way with political activists arriving rather later.
However, the Left has a great deal going for it, especially as it has the student population strongly on its side, with the massive explosion in universities in recent years and a great many young people who feel they have degrees and ought not to have any debts. They feel unwanted and unloveable.