'Even though we're completely wrong we're still totally right,' Britain's longest-serving Environment Correspondent graciously concedes

Joy shall there be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth.

But I think what our Dear Lord was talking about was proper, sincere repentance. Not the kind where the sinner – having admitted that the cause he has long stood for is intellectually threadbare, morally dubious, incompetent, mendacious, compromised and corrupt – concludes that everything is still OK and that his party still has right on its side.