So what now for the Greens? The Greens could try to form an anti-Tory alliance with the other parties of the vague left, but this is highly unlikely to achieve either of the stated objectives, and the Lib Dems show little enthusiasm for the idea anyway, other than asking the Greens to stand aside pretty much everywhere.
In the past, the Greens general election strategy has been to stand in as many constituencies as possible, but to select a handful of target seats, where the party’s prospects of winning seats is most likely. We can return to this type of approach for the next general election, but I would suggest we need to add a further ingredient into the calculus of which seats to target with more resources this time. We should also make the most of our distinctive policies, on nuclear power and weapons, environmental protection, anti-fracking green new deal, real localisation and more.
A letter from a Labour voter in the Guardian today, writing about Labour's Brexit stance, concludes by saying:
'Do such people as myself stay with the party hoping that it reforms itself and regains its former political vigour; or do I switch to the Greens who share my political principles?'
Two constituencies in London spring immediately to mind, Holborn and St Pancras and Vauxhall. Boundary changes will probably happen before the election, but just for the sake of argument, let us look at these two.
Here is the 2015 result:
We should claim them.