There was a huge crowd to hear Jeremy Corbyn in Queen’s Gardens yesterday; the biggest gathering any of us had ever seen in Hull. All sorts of people: young, old, men, women, ‘workers’, professionals, white, black, a few Trotskyites (of course), but mainly people like you and me. A fine speech by Corbyn, after an entertaining supporting programme: a Billy Bragg-like singer, and contributions (one a real rabble-rouser!) by some locals. It was on regional TV news briefly last night, and got a mention in today’s Observer; but in a report concentrating on a (false) charge that Corbyn was refusing to debate directly with his challenger (Owen something?), and nowhere mentioning the sheer size and enthusiasm of the meeting. Otherwise it was the usual curled-lip press sniping. You’ll know whom I’m going to vote for in the Labour leadership election.