Reader, dear reader, I feel I have neglected you. I’ve been off visiting London, and out on the campaign trail in Newcastle North. I’m sure I’ll get time to write more blog posts after Thursday. While in London, I met up with Hopi Sen for a catch-up. In conversation with Hopi (which sounds like an idea for a really bad TV show), we concluded that we’ve both been struggling to write good analysis on our blogs simply because the election is moving so fast. Sorry for that.
I also managed to get soaking wet with one of my favourite writers, Sadie Smith. It rained rather heavily on us while we tried to put the world, the Labour Party, and London to rights. Not sure how much we fixed but it was great fun. The point of me telling you this was going to be one about Labour activists being among the friendliest people and Labour being one big family, especially at election time. I could tell you tales of lots of other activists I’ve met and how great they are, and what it means to be part of a movement. It was going to be witty, eloquent, and intelligently crafted. But instead, I want you to watch this video. It’s bloody brilliant! And if you’re an undecided reader, this may help. Enjoy.