The Labour Party faithful acquiesced in the Blairification of their party but their tolerance for its drift to the centre-right has come to an abrupt end. Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn's first ballot 59.5% win over his three rivals left no doubt about just where the hearts and minds of Labour Party members reside.
Corbyn has been relentlessly attacked, denounced as a radical. His position on the Conservative government's brutal austerity is succinct. "Britain can't cut its way to prosperity." That sounds pretty ominous - except to those Nobel laureate guys, Krugman and Stiglitz, who've been sending that very same message for years.
As for our now thoroughly Blairified NDP I only hope they find their own Jeremy Corbyn and soon.