Labour needs to present itself as a party of government and not a movement, Jeremy may have inspired many among the often reluctant to vote young but that is nowhere near enough to win a general election. As I'm concerned, that's what the entire Labour Party should be focused on, winning the election, and so should the young who want to see their fortunes change.
Labour is in the throes of an identity crisis. The roots of this run deep but can be most immediately traced to Jeremy Corbyn's unexpected victory in last year's leadership contest. It looks very likely that Corbyn will win this year's contest (and who knows if it will become an annual spectacle). Whether he wins or loses, however, the identity crisis will persist.
The party system is in turmoil. And not just after Brexit - although the house of cards now appears to be finally falling down after looking unsteady for some time. It's always risky to pose hypotheticals, but we have to ask ourselves this: would the Labour Party be in its current situation if we had a proportional system...
At a time when I have personally been urging members of the public to report unpleasant and offensive post-Brexit rhetoric to the police - with the racial hatred and xenophobia spreading across the UK, hearing these words normalised by a elected Member of Parliament is truly is a disaster for community cohesion in all parts of Britain.