Mmmm. It's interesting here that Socialism appears to be seriously marginalised, which again gives some indication of what's to come. It appears to be that the way in which left-wing opinion is kept down is coercive by this stage, but it could begin with at least one of the main parties stealing the clothes of the left at some point - I think it's not altogether unlikely that the Liberal-Conservatives may be very pally with nascent Trades Unionism, for instance. (As the Liberals historically should have been but weren't really.) A centre/left 'big tent' could lead to the Socialist left, when it eventually does emerge, being a quite radical one, but shorn of the industrial side - a sort of sub-middle class Hyndmanesque (Please include him at some point!) SDF affair. But that, as you say, is just speculation. Yeah. I was assuming that he would still marry Mary of Teck, but considering the POD, that's by no means assured is it? More, more.