The former Labour MP’s defection, and the later split within that party, has not yet found in a parallel in our own turbulent times.
Maybe Ken Livingstone can explain.
The story of who won (like David Davis). And who lost (like Zac Goldsmith).
Churchill, Mosley, Powell, Prentice, Owen, Berkeley, Taverne…There are the awkward men of principle. Those whose parties have changed radically. And the lost souls.