Labour party members and supporters received a jolly little email from the party on Sunday evening. “What a weekend,” it said. “THIS is what Britain could be like.”

Well, yes, exactly. THIS is what Britain could be like under Jeremy Corbyn. That is precisely the point and the reason anyone not mad is deeply worried about the prospect. Tuning into the proceedings in Brighton, from a safe distance, it became more apparent than ever that this is not a party leadership to be trusted with power. This is a group of individuals that one would not, in West of Scotland parlance, “send out for a loaf.”