It turns out the left haven't found their new Tony Blair after all.
It wasn't meant to be this way. Gareth Southgate's Soccerstasi were supposed to be the vanguard of Nu Britannia, sticking it to all the squaresville losers who pointed out that filthy rich sports stars are not actually victims after all.
Who knew that when he said 'you will lose' he was actually talking to his own team?
The good news is that if you've ever wanted to own several million England flags, barely used, then the Labour Party can sort you out, plus if you buy ten they'll throw in an almost new copy of 'The Dummies Guide to Patriotism' as well.
The parallels with the rise of Tony Blair aren't just the left's sudden Strange New Respect for national unity and pulling together (until approximately twelve hours ago anyway) but that Gareth Southgate uses the same basic fraud as our Former Messiah. Just like Phoney Tony, he's confident enough denouncing his opponents but his rhetoric is firmly rooted in the abstract when it comes to explaining what he actually does believe, and for pretty much the same reason.
Spoiler Alert, the left's hysterical shrieking about raycism every time someone questions their embrace of BLM is not, in fact, because they think Critical Race Theory is a perfectly respectable, non-insane ideology and a certain vote winner.
I know, shocking right?
It's certainly seems to have been missed by half the country's Professional Conservatives.