Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour now stands "on the threshold of power" because its policies are "what most people in our country actually want".
"We are now the political mainstream," he told Labour members in his 75-minute speech at their party conference.
In what at times had the air of a victory rally, the Labour leader said they were a "government-in-waiting".
He promised rent controls, attacked "forced gentrification" and said only Labour could unite the UK after Brexit.
I interrupted my gardening for this speech, I wish I had stayed in the sunshine...
I think a lot of what he said will resonate with younger people who have no knowledge of Corbyn's background or the hard left. Corbyn spoke a lot about the Grenfell Tower disaster including reading a letter from one of the residents of the tower who foresaw such a disaster happening. Corbyn also battered big business' and their tax avoidance measures. All this stuff resonated with a lot of people, including me.
Corbyn has in the past "sympathised" with the IRA and Hamas, to name just two terrorist groups. He wants rid of nuclear weapons (or did) I am sure cuddly Mr Putin would be happy with that. He is not a serious leader and I seem to recall saying on this site just as this place was starting, that Corbyn has zero chance of ever becoming PM. Well, he never got that message.
Corbyn's rant and it was a rant, was a confident one. A bit like a pop star, if you stand up in front of adoring cheering crowds, that must do a lot to one's confidence, it certainly has for him. To use Corbyn's words, but in a different context, it is infectious.
If the Conservatives play any more games, they could open the door to Corbyn, Mao supporting John McDonnell and the likes of Diane Abbott as home secretary. Are we that stupid?
Did you see the speech, what did you think of it?