This morning's Guardian had a story promoting an article in the June issue of Prospect. It is by Philip Collins, a former Blair speechwriter, and Richard Reeves, an academic who recently published a book on John Stuart Mill.
That article is now on the Prospect website, but unfortunately it is only available to the magazine's subscribers. So it looks as though I shall have to buy a copy.
Because the Guardian article suggests its analysis of Labour current problems is spot on:
He (sic) takes a swipe at Brown and his allies who place their faith in the "benign" power of the central state. "Ed Balls [the schools secretary] wants a national play strategy. Such gestures remind us that Labour's faith in central government draws from the deep, poisoned well of its Fabian tradition.
"Labour has been in thrall to the Fabian branch of its history for decades, even as its purchase on the world has loosened ... Labour's future, after three terms, looks bleak. The only hope for the party is to excavate its liberal treasure."