(ed: short-answer: yes – yes they are..)
If there are still people out there who still think the Labour Party would be fine if the sensible people could just get their hands back on the controls – then someone should have filmed those people watching the sensible people watching the 2017 election exit poll in Labour: The Summer That Changed Everything.
You could even install it in the Tate Modern.
The New Labour Infinity Mirror: centrist dad watching centrist dad watching the stunned glabrescent head of Stephen Kinnock staring at the TV in an Aberavon pub – all hope vanishing into the accelerating blackness far beyond the event horizon of the Blairite soul.
10.00pm on 8 June 2017 was for a certain type of Labour MP meant to be the moment of blessed release at which Jeremy Corbyn was wiped out and everyone could just go back to the way things were.
Promises could be realistic again.
Childcare vouchers issued.
Some favourable think tanks could write some reports on the housing crisis and the jilted generation but don’t worry – no one’s house price would actually go down.