Are Cooper and Kendall the only women in this country who have never felt a hand creep onto their waist on the tube? Who've never had an erection launched into their lower back during rush hour? Who've never had a broom handle shoved up between their legs as they ascended the stairs at Tottenham Court Road?
I will admit the road back to recovery still looks long, but I believe that if we start this journey by building a Labour party that looks different, thinks different and sounds different we will quickly start to rebuild trust with the British people. To do this I believe we need a leader who represents something different and already connects with those he meets, somebody who can not only unite our party, but restore Labour's place in the hearts of the British people. That man is Andy Burnham.
Much of the personal attacks have been aimed at Jeremy Corbyn, with the Blairite wing of the party in a state of panic at the amount of support he has gathered. But make no mistake, personal attacks work both ways and it is not just the right wing of the party that is making these petty remarks.
I'm confident that under Andy Burnham's leadership, the future for the small business community is in good hands. But importantly, this is not at the expense of side-lining bigger businesses or the self-employed.
Every Labour Party member is currently drowning in a sea of paper. Some have suffered only minor paper cuts; others haven't been so lucky. I have received roughly 23 letters since I wrote the previous sentence. My postman has suffered a nervous breakdown. Enough is enough.
Election campaigns do invigorate and clarify, but in recent weeks we have at times given the impression that we are arguing with each other rather than taking the Tories to task or debating what Labour needs to do to hold true to its values and win. It's about giving leadership and I believe the best candidate to do that and to bring us together as a stronger Labour Party at the next General Election is Andy Burnham.
This endorsement of Jeremy Corbyn is, admittedly, in part to do with the man's record; as one of Parliament's lowest expenses claimants; as the Labour MP to vote against the party whip more than any other; as someone who protested apartheid, opposed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and supported LGBT rights when such views were unpopular; as the only Labour leadership hopeful to oppose Trident and austerity.
The Labour Party is moving into meltdown before a single ballot has been cast. The polarisation within the party - pro and anti-Corbyn - is going to be problematic in the future. It is not just about "what if Corbyn wins?", but what if he only just loses.
So the deadline has now passed for people to register as Labour supporters to have a vote in the Labour Leadership election. Amid stories of malign infiltration by some Tories and others, Labour is right to check the genuineness of applications before ballot papers are issued.
I always believed that Labour had lost it's fight because it had lost sight of it's purpose. I was wrong. The party machines remains acutely aware of that purposes, it just chooses to ignore it. The three mainstream candidates have united to show only too clearly that their fight is still within them, it is still bristling.
The vultures have circled around Labour for years. Miliband even showed off a giant gravestone at one point, and outsiders have frequently dealt the party a huge blow, e.g. Russell Brand, who displayed a sudden passion for politics and urged his apathetic fans to vote for Miliband... a mere 14 days after the deadline to register had passed!
On Thursday evening comedian Robert Webb laid out his objections to Jeremy Corbyn on twitter, ad it really unsettled me. Not because it was an expleti...
It is crucial that over the coming month at least one of the mainstream candidates rises to that challenge. As things stand, I only know the candidate I can't support and that is not enough.
How dare you declare that if you lose you will not support the new leader? We had one sore loser, David, that instead of staying on and helping his brother and his party win the election, he resigned and left. He showed what was important to him and it was not the Labour party and the people of this country. We do not need any more people like that.
It's not enough to be angry at the world. We're the Labour party, we have a responsibility to change the world or what's the point of us at all. Because in the end Britain needs a strong Labour party now more than ever. Power is in the hands of a narrow Tory elite. Concentrating wealth, widening inequality, fragmenting Britain, letting people down Already they broke their promises. Already they are turning the clock back. They only have a majority of 12. We can beat them. They are still only Tories. Now is not the time to give in.
British politics is shifting and realigning, the shift being part of something far bigger than just UK politics, and such a continental shift leaves p...