Martin Jacques, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics Asia Research Centre, says that The left, as history knew it, is dead - and it will not be reborn. He cites the decline of the industrial working class and the collapse of communism for the collapse in left wing ideological expression.
... there is no serious, ideologically based opposition to Blair within the party. The left - in the broadest sense (most certainly including the likes of Roy Hattersley and Denis Healey) - has disintegrated.Though he notes that
the concerns that gave rise to it are as powerful and urgent as ever.