Your mole, readjusting its spectacles and blinking bemusedly at its palmtop, doesn’t usually have much truck with what the great tech disrupters of today suggest is “trending”. Ever since its hashtag campaign, #notallmoles, failed to take off, it’s been more than a little cynical about the relative popularity of things online.
But it was amused to read Google’s announcement today that its most-searched question about Labour in the UK is currently: “How to leave the Labour party”.
“How to leave the Labour party” is the top trending question in the UK ahead of the #LabourPartyConference pic.twitter.com/sZjcjmd5tY
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) September 23, 2016
On the eve of Labour’s annual party conference, it does seem bleakly poignant. But perhaps a more effective search for Labour members who are getting cold feet would be “How to get purged from the Labour party”. It’ll be a more efficient process, that’s for sure.