Labour is closing down – and voluntarily relinquishing the arena where the important matters of a modern democracy are up for discussion. How should we regulate free markets? How can public services be delivered most fairly and efficiently? What is the proper role of government intervention? Instead of dealing with these questions in ways that most adults know they must be addressed, Labour will be pushed into presenting a prospectus of state control, punitive taxation and a command economy which would scarcely appeal to anyone outside the zealous enclaves of the far Left.