Now I don’t know if there will be a leadership vote in the next couple of weeks or not, but if there is, and you’re a Labour supporter, then you really want to be a Labour Party member beforehand so you can have your say.
And even if there isn’t a party-wide leadership vote then there’s something even more important than who leads the party at stake – that’s the policy platform the party takes into the 2014 election. And the more of you lefties that join the lefter that policy platform will be.
There’s also the not so small matter of MP selection – it looks like members will get a much greater sway not only in what they want done but who they want to do it.
In short there’s never been a better time to join the Labour party if you want to make a difference. It only costs a few dollars and it’s easy enough to do online.