According to our mate Kevin Davis I've suffered some kind of "complete meltdown" in response to the defeat in Crewe and Nantwich, while I am flattered at the amount of attention I'm getting from Mr Davis I am somewhat concerned about how it is being twisted.

He seems to be under the impression that me calling for a modest increase in the minimum wage, changing how councils are funded, and stopping anymore unwarranted military invasions. Is something new, is something I'm throwing out there in response to the disaster New Labour have wandered into.

This is not the case. These are the same policies I've been supporting and pushing forward since my teens. The same socialist policies I joined the Labour Party to support, primarily in response to the John McDonnell leadership attempt which showed me and thousands of other socialists out there that the Labour Party wasn't simply the red-coloured wing of the Tory Party. These are the same policies I was selected to fight for by the Yeovil Labour Party, an organisation which is stronger now than it has been in years, the same policies that have strong support with working people in and around Yeovil and nationally.

The defeat in the local elections and in Crewe and Nantwich is hardly surprising. The Labour Representation Committee of which I am a member was warning that unless we had a debate within the Labour Party over our direction when Blair stepped down we would lurch from crisis to crisis.

I'm still waiting for the Tories to say what they're going to do differently to Gordon Brown, not a lot probably, considering they're almost always voting with the Labour government against the Labour backbenches.

I've made it pretty clear what I support.

When are we going to hear something about what the Tories will do? Other than raising the inheritance tax threshold to £1 million. I wonder who that move will benefit exactly.