After much thought, I’ve deleted this post.
I still have real concerns about the effects of John’s leadership bid on the future of the left. The post was meant to be humourous, but, on reflection, it’s upsetting to a number of people who I still like a lot, despite our difference on this question.
I will continue to engage in a debate with John’s team about the bid and the important political issues involved both privately and on here. However, I think that everyone benefits from a comradely debate, and that is why I have taken this post off.