Livingstone may have been the ugly icing on the cake this week, but it was a cake made and enjoyed by many others in political life. Decades of progress in race relations and equality are being damaged by casual and misplaced agendas. It's been a miserable week in British politics. I keep thinking, I keep wishing, surely we can do better than this?
Recently at my surgery I met a distressed young woman who came to see me with her mother. Repairs are outstanding on their rented property. The landlord is refusing to sort them out while at the same time putting pressure on them to leave their flat. She didn't know where to go or what to do. This is a familiar story and it is no exaggeration to say that we have a national emergency in housing.
Saturday marks a milestone for the travel industry and for business people and holidaymakers alike. Mobile phone roaming charges are being slashed by almost three quarters. From 15 June 2017, there will be no roaming charges in Europe at all. And it's all thanks to the EU.
To leave the European Union now would be a golden opportunity missed - for Britain and for digital. Britain is by far the best positioned EU member to benefit most from the 500 million consumers the Digital Single Market gives access to, and our frontline techies know it.
As Emily Thornberry, Shadow Defence Secretary, closes the consultation period on her defence review, critics of the review have been engaging on the substance. They worry that minds currently are just a little too open to alternatives for comfort, and that a non-Trident alternative could become Labour policy...
Britain claims to be proud of its justice system. That simply isn't credible, as evidence time and again challenges the credibility of such standing. It isn't good enough to get there at last and in the face of adversity. Public confidence has been seriously eroded and must be addressed by reforming the police and press.
As of today, this minute, this very second that you read this, the discriminatory "bathroom" part of the bill can't be upheld! Here's why North Carolina's HB2 Law is NOT VALID.
Over the last eight months, the Labour Party has undergone a rapid transformation, with its membership doubling in size. Unfortunately, polls do not look positive - and this is problematic, because if a Corbyn-led Labour Party is unable to win local elections at a time when the Conservative Party is divided over Europe: then when will the Party see gains?
Trump simply isn't thick skinned, mature or intelligent enough to be President. His recent failed attempts at becoming 'more presidential are proof of that. It would be better for all involved if he stayed in his cloistered world of staged television and New York penthouses, where he would be guaranteed all the respect he could ever want, and American would be guaranteed a chance of better leadership.
Patel told Radio 4 that the EU had done nothing to defend workers' rights, and every protection we have was down to the British Government. While it's certainly true that these rights aren't gifts from Brussels bureaucrats, it's breath-taking to suggest we should be thanking Priti and her right-wing chums for them either.
I'm seeing momentum build behind my campaign in the past few days and I'm hoping we still have time to get away from the toxic, divisive tone of the personal attacks on Sadiq and talk about the things that matter. London requires it.
Last year one of my visits to the Central African Republic (CAR) ended in an evacuation across the river into the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as intense fighting shook Bangui, the capital city where we were. The night after we crossed the river we could clearly see and hear the artillery shells and the explosions in Bangui, wondering about the fate of the people still there and the future of the country.