What is important is that people now have a choice

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Politics has just got interesting again after the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party.

I’m sure that, behind the scenes, the Conservatives are giving each other high-fives at the thought of the opposition voting in someone who is ‘unelectable’.

How about the Tories running the Treasury and looking after the business side of things and Labour running the NHS and education?

But I reckon that may well come back to bite them on the backside.

It’s all become a little bit wishy-washy over the past 10 years. New Labour seems to have become more ‘soft Conservative’ in the Noughties and the Liberals virtually wiped themselves off the political landscape after losing their ‘soft Labour’ mantle by becoming the Conservatives’ ticket to power in 2010.

Now there seems to be a real alternative to the soft-centred politics we’ve been used to over the past 20 years.

Now a socialist is in charge of Labour and for the first time since Michael Foot, there is a left-wing party to choose.

What is important, whether you agree with Corbyn’s politics or not, is that there is a choice.

Labour seemed to leave behind many of its ideals to get elected in 1997.

Even if he does make Labour unelectable, if you are a socialist and you believe in more power for workers and nationalisation, you can now vote for someone, just as if you believe in free enterprise and capitalism you can vote Tory.

For me, I’d like to adopt a completely different system. It seems that one party is good at looking after the books and the other is good at looking after our healthcare system and public services.

So I wonder if a system that operates very successfully in Switzerland would work here in the UK?

This is where you can vote for different parties to run different departments of government.

How about the Tories running the Treasury and looking after the business side of things and Labour running the NHS and education?

All parties would have to agree what percentage GDP is spent for each department, not just one. Then off they go, running their department with the resources they have available.

Pipe dream? All I know is that PMQs will be interesting once again.