Jeremy Corbyn recognises this and represents the best chance of us getting the Labour Party back to both its core values and the idea of being a mass movement. My message is that we must not allow the prospect of change to be strangled by a small clique with little to say beyond 'leave the politics to the professionals'.
As the EU Referendum campaign kicks-off, seasoned pundits continue to argue that the possibility of 'Brexit' remains slim, if existent at all. They are wrong.
These latest figures only serve to reinforce the need for a radical rethink about our second chamber, which is getting bigger and more expensive by the day. Surely it can't be right that when politicians are talking about reducing the cost of politics, they're set to stuff the upper chamber with yet more party appointees?
Time and again, we have said that once these migrants and refugees reach Calais, it is already too late. Anecdotal evidence suggests that migrants are usually in the town for an average of only three months, with 70% of the camps empty by the end of that time. In many cases, this is because they have been successful in entering the UK.
The Labour leadership contest is fascinating because it is pitched as a battle between heart and head, ethical integrity and economic competence. These are false alternatives. Yvette's remarks show that a green growth economic model can reconcile competence and integrity in precisely the way that Labour at its best has always sought to do.
The crisis in Calais isn't going away. And while it may feel like a local problem that will eventually slip out of the news, the truth is it is part of a wider international humanitarian challenge that Europe is failing to grasp. Ramping up the rhetoric towards the rest of the world, demonising people or turning Britain inwards - as David Cameron seems to want to do - won't solve the problem. Instead Britain needs to work with other countries to set out a serious, practical long term plan.
Yesterday's Court of Appeal judgment ought to be the end of the line for the systematic incarceration of asylum-seekers in the UK. For the fifth time, the British courts have concluded that the Detained Fast Track asylum process is operating unlawfully.
The new freedoms and greater clarity over exclusions given to head teachers is having a positive impact on behaviour. I am hugely encouraged by what schools have achieved - but parents know we cannot be complacent until all children are being taught in safe, calm and studious classrooms.
The NGOs who signed the letter to the Prime Minister do not want to go to war with the Government. We welcome the Government's good intentions, not least its aspiration that ours should be "the first generation to leave the natural environment of England in a better state than that in which we found it". But things are going rapidly in the wrong direction.
I am someone who, if stories in the press are to be believed, would stand to lose out financially due to "socialist" policies. Yet after listening carefully to all four candidates, it is clear to me that Jeremy Corbyn's policy platform is not on the "loony left".
Today's changes provide us with more tools to prevent and detect modern slavery, and to protect the rights of victims. The task now is to ensure the Modern Slavery Act is implemented in a way that uses this potential, and that provides a basis for further strengthening the protection of victims' rights and preventing the exploitation of vulnerable workers.
It's far too easy for Britons to sit on a plinth of privilege and cast a casual eye of disdain at those trying to force entry in to the country... But, the thing is, the migrants in Calais are not a gigantic welfare absorbing conspiracy intent on snatching jobs, damaging infrastructure and compelling Nigel Farage to feel awkward on his train commutes. These people are completely bereft of hope.
These two meetings are the culmination of long, intensive processes, and present governments across the world with the chance to make bold decisions. If they rise to the challenge, they can set us all on a path to address the inter-connected crises of poverty, inequality, environmental degradation and climate change.
No doubt at the onset of the hunting season the vote will once again rear its head. With recent legislation to approve breeding of beagles for animal testing and use of pesticides guaranteed to destroy the declining and invaluable bee population, the Conservative government are showing their intention to regress animal welfare laws and move us, despite our best efforts, backwards as a nation. Don't let this happen. Make your voice heard and #keeptheban.
Come on, environmentalists. Don't hide behind the phrase 'green jobs'. If you want more renewables now, explain why you believe that environment trumps economics. If you believe that the UK should unilaterally lower our own carbon emissions immediately when the rest of the world isn't, and when our own action would be dwarfed by global trends, please tell us why. Make that case.
We owe it to our friends and families. We owe it to the city we call home and we owe it to ourselves. We must seize this once in a generation moment and take the fight to Labour and the Tories in every London Borough in 2016.
The last week has left me in no doubt that this is quite literally a fight for Europe within Ukraine. Europe has to consider very carefully the consequences for all of us whether it is a fight we can afford to be lost and to decide for ourselves exactly what constitutes victory or defeat? Cold war, hot war or no war at all.
It's been 64 years since the Refugee Convention was adopted, and although it's been modified slightly, its underlying principles have proved life saving. Fast forward to 2015. Once again, people around the world are being forced to flee tyranny and conflict on an unprecedented scale.
David Cameron may have generated a few headlines recently when he argued, in an article in the Times, that for those advocating gender equality "there has been a recent slew of good news". But the reality is somewhat different... Notwithstanding its rather clunky title, "Pregnancy and Maternity-Related Discrimination and Disadvantage", the paper included some shocking findings. Interviews with more than 3,200 women about their experiences of being pregnant at work, or returning to their jobs after giving birth, found that 11% reported having been dismissed, forced to take redundancy or treated so badly that they felt they had no choice but to resign.