Whatever happened to the People’s Assembly? This was the “grassroots” campaign founded by a host of what Alan Partridge would no doubt dismiss as “that lot”: Owen Jones, Mark Steel, Ken Loach. Oh, and Jeremy Corbyn, naturally.
You get the picture.
The assembly’s manifesto, published just before this year’s general election, stated: “There is no need for ANY cuts to public spending; no need to decimate public services, no need for unemployment or pay and pension cuts; no need for ‘Austerity’ and privatisation. There IS an alternative.”
Bear those rousing words in mind; we’ll come back to them.