After a lifetime in the Labour Party and of being automatically linked to the Labour Party, it must have been a very hard decision to make but finally Alastair Campbell send his letter of resignation having decided to end his relationship with the Labour Party.
Slowly but surely, the wheel has turned back to the times before Tony Blair or even before John Smith. Some might blame Brexit but this is a lot more profound than that. I do remember the days when Jeremy Corbyn was a very marginal backbencher that was often at odds with the Labour Party's maintream group. Near him you could see the likes of Ken Livingstone and George Galloway. Outspoken, vociferous but with little influence. The situation has changed dramatically and people like Alastair Campbell find themselves at odds with this new Old Labour Party.
Vince Cable as Liberal Democrat Leader spoke about the need to forge a new political force but his leadership came to an end without having achieved his objective. Having said that, it is self-evident that new political forces would surge out of the demise of the old political parties.
Many will mention Brexit as the trigger for changes in the political spectrum but such changes have been long overdued. New names and new political groupings are coming of age. Changes are badly needed to keep Democracy in Britain alive.