Nineteen weeks ago I posted in the wake of Labour's latest electoral setback. The response of Labour Party members to the need to elect a new Leader was quite unexpected. Well until serial rebel Jeremy Corbyn MP entered the race, when the mood changed and hundreds of thousands flocked to join whether as members, registered supporters or affiliates.
Now luxuriating in his first party conference, Corbyn continues to demonstrate political skills that are reaching out - providing encouragement to those of us who don't rule out a return to two-party politics in the UK.
Grumbling from the with the Parliamentary Labour Party - frontbenchers and backbenchers alike continues. This is in part fuelled by local doorstep activity since 12 September (when Corbyn was pronounced decisive winner of Labour's 2015 leadership contest). These soundings backed by opinion polling suggest a significant proportion of Labour voters would abandon the party led by Corbyn at the ballot box.
Well, if we take our political cues from the rabid right-wing print media, and the biased broadcasting company BBC), that might seem inevitable. But Labour has fresh recruits (some of whom are old hands) to help counter that bilious onslaught to be active campaigners?
Our challenge is to find effective ways of rebutting the Daily Mail (to name one of the rest offered) same day combining Head Office/Leader's office resources with those active in local communities and on social media.