by Stephen Tall on May 2, 2013
Janan Ganesh — ex-Economist writer, current FT columnist, frequently intelligent political commentator — tweeted thus this afternoon:
SDP in 1983. Greens in 1989. Ukip now. Some people always think politics is on the lip of a grand realignment. It almost never is.
— Janan Ganesh (@JananGanesh) May 2, 2013
Here’s how I replied:
.@jananganesh which is why we now have our first post-war coalition government and the SNP run Scotland. Hmm.
— Stephen Tall (@stephentall) May 2, 2013
For a more in-depth dissection of why Janan was talking tosh, here’s my post from last summer: How Jeremy Thorpe (and then Nick Clegg) broke the electoral system