And the party on the left is now the party on the right…

The new issue of The Economist features a letter with a quote worth citing:

SIR — I attended a performance by the British songwriters and satirists Flanders and Swann in New York in the 1960s. One memorable line they delivered was: “To help you understand the next song, in Britain we have two political parties. On the one hand we have the Labour Party, or as you would say, socialist. On the other we have the Conservative Party, or as you would say, socialist.”

Geoff Taylor

Pouzols-Minervois, France