Richard North, 21/09/2012  
 

Lamenting the decline of political parties, a Failygraph hack still believes there is a remedy. "The answer is fairly simple", he writes, "To recover, political leaders need to come up with radical and original ideas that enough people think are worth supporting".

The man simply doesn't get it. If they could have done so, they would already have done so. They cannot, because it is not in their nature. But, if you want radical and original ideas, they are there, in the Harrogate Agenda. And that rather illustrates why political parties must continue declining – together with their cheerleaders in the media.

However, not all is lost. The man at least understands that we are now the mainstream. "No matter who wins the next election, it is likely that abstainers will outnumber those voting for the winning party", he writes. But that has been the case for a long time. Why is it taking them so long to realise? 







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