It is here.
I used to have a blog – called Swing Voter – which I used in the autumn of 2007 to think aloud about my voting choice. I am a genuine swing voter – Tory in 1992, Labour since, LibDem now. I almost joined Labour in 2007, but was repelled at the last minute, and felt I would be deeply out of place. I questioned my motives, and realised that I would have been one of those people referred to in my CiF piece: attracted because they seem to be where ‘progressive power’ had gotten itself stuck, not because their views and methods were something I could any more support.
It is easy to forget the roaring triumphalism of that 2007 conference. Let us never forget … you learn far more about a party when it thinks it is going to win forever. And I can’t remember electoral reform being very high on the Labour agenda back then.