With the Tories and Lib Dems having nothing relevant or useful to say in response to the economic crisis, and Gordon Brown beset by MPs who want to change the leader but not the policies, an opportunity presents itself. Now is the moment for the lefties who predicted many of the problems that we are now experiencing, and who have good ideas about how to help people in these difficult times, to step forward and
The fact that they've been joined by looser cannons such as as Graham Stringer, Gordon Prentice and that hard-left desperado John McDonnell (who has surely managed his own version of the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact) doesn't alter the revolt's fundamentals...
Let this fashionable Labour's Notting Hill set of Compass Cameroons continue to "emote" and let us on the left get on with organising to prevent the Tories taking power or failing that preparing the ground for the inevitable fight back.
"You're a desperado!"
"You're a Tory"
"Well, you're like Molotov"
I don't care who started it or who called who names first. Stop It!
Compass and the LRC don't agree on everything, but they agree on an awful lot about what's gone wrong and what needs to be done now. And by working together on what they agree on, they'd be able to reach out to lots of people who wouldn't describe themselves as being on the left-wing of the Labour Party.