We live in weird times when David Miliband and Harriet Harman nominated Diane Abbott even though I’m sure they won’t vote for her in the next round. Still her nomination can only be good as it will make the other candidates sharpen their arguments. I reckon she will however have an uphill struggle to convince Labour Party members she has the potential to be the next Prime Minister. Good news that Andy Burnham has made it too – only sad that the nomination process so limiting that all six could not have gone forward…

More comment from me on this is here at Channel 4 News’s website.