Today's speech by Gordon Brown to the United Nations was somewhat low-key, but no less effective. I watched it live on BBC 24 News. It was fact/action packed and inspirational. His was a wake-up call to international agencies, governments, NGOs and the private sector to meet agreed targets and more. We know how to tackle global poverty, we have the means to address the challenges - we need to get on with it. A skilful counter-balance to the diplomatic obligations of yesterday at Camp David. So for anyone in two minds about the direction of travel: Join the Labour Party to signal endorsement and make sure it happens.