Changing the captain, whether to Miliband or Smith, means nothing if the ship stays on the same doomed course. As a captain Jeremy Corbyn is certainly not beyond criticism, and I have been more than happy to criticise him at times. But his politics are a new map for the Labour Party, for a route that we can all take together.
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...
Humility is required, but Britain's generous approach to international aid can be a pillar underpinning whatever new course the UK ends up taking in the world. It wasn't pressure from the EU that led the UK to achieve the 0.7% target - that was home-grown. So, leaving the EU doesn't have to mean a bleak future for Britain's international aid.
Despite warnings since before the EU Referendum that, if the UK falls on the side of Brexit, there could be several years of negotiations before the we leave the EU, there are a shocking number of people who still believe that it is as simple as pressing a button.
So if the challenge for the Prime Minister and the Government is to keep their promises, then the challenge for the rest of us - patients, psychiatrists, psychologists, providers and even policy analysts - is to welcome these plans and promises, while keeping a wary eye on whether they are actually making the differences they are supposed to. We'll be watching.
We are tolerant - we accept that not everyone shares the exact same views as us but they are welcome in our party. If you want a fairer, more equal society then there will always be a place for you in the Labour Party. We are the kinder party - so let's bloody well start behaving like it.
There's something about a man telling a woman to be quiet that suggests the inroads we've made towards equality could be wiped away in one snappy put down. It reminds us that under the wrong leader things could suddenly become very fragile, start to move backwards, get a bit prehistoric.
This National Convention is all about Hilary. But last night Barack Obama gave his last speech as President of the United States of America to a Democratic National Convention and, as he put it, "passed the baton on" to Hilary Clinton. It was a great speech.
As the dust begins to settle, many young people are waking up to the reality that democracy does matter. Your vote does count. But capitalizing on this new found youth engagement is key. Helpfully, a new app hopes to do just that.
The takeaway coffee habit is now part of most people's lives. What people didn't previously realise is that of the seven million coffee cups used each day in the UK, only 1% of them are recycled. People think they are recyclable, and technically they are - but it is too difficult and expensive to separate the inner plastic membrane from the cardboard, and so they end up in landfill or are incinerated.
The refugees' stories I've told here are truly heart rending, but they also fill me with pride and with hope. This is who we are as a country. This is who we must remain. This is Britain at its best.
If moderates within the Labour Party truly feel that this is the party that best represents them and not a football team you support for nine years of hardship in the hope it may vaguely reflect something you once knew then they must win fairly. Like last time, this leadership election should be a battle of ideas between the leadership candidates and not a cabal trumping basic rules.
Conservative Prime Ministers are brought down by Foreign policy issues, more often than not, over the issue of Britain's relationship with Europe. Brexit brought Mrs May to the Premiership; delivering it could take it away from her.
Right now, almost every day seems to bring another headline that sounds like it happened in a film. From violent attacks on innocent civilians, to extreme political voices finding mainstream support, to a widening gap between the rich and poor playing out in anger and scapegoating - suddenly everything seems to be about extremes. Why is that?
It was inevitable, I suppose, that universities would eventually lift charges to their students to take account of inflation. It was also inevitable that their ability to do so would be linked to the quality of the teaching. After all, if the student pays, teaching is what is being bought and, if the charges are to be at all respectable, the appearance of a bargain must be preserved.
If you want the greatest honour in politics - to lead the Labour Party - then you have to be absolutely certain about why you want the job and what you plan to do with it.. Many people in our country rightly feel angry that as the challenges they face grow ever steeper, our politics is simply too timid to rise to the occasion. At a time where homes become ever more unaffordable, wages stagnate, public services are cut back, young people looking worriedly to the future the Labour Party has been guilty of being too timid in our vision. We've left people unsure if we have the ambition to seize the moment and offer real hope.