Last week I wrote about a resolution I had drafted for my Labour Party branch about the party's response to the No vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum last month.
It was duly tabled, and as the proposer, I needed a seconder. A comrade familiar with the old ways of policy making obliged to enable discussion to proceed. We had a lively discussion for about 30 minutes, which admitted that the Labour Party needed to do something pretty darn quick. But that as set out the branch concensus was the resolution itself sought to combine too many ideas together in too short a space, and lacked clarity about why an 'out of the box' type approach was needed to improve Labour's chances of winning an outright majority of seats next May.
So I am other interested members have been charged with redrafting and bringing back to the next meeting.
In the meantime there is nothing to stop any other Labour Party branch opening up its own debate about how to reunite the disunited Kingdom and engage lots more people in deciding how best taxes should be spent and government borrowing invested.
The current Labour Party frontbench needs all the help it can get, in these political testing days.