Owen Smith really does need to call it a day now. He is only making a fool of himself.
He was in Newcastle earlier, addressing half a dozen people who were employed to be there, and pretending to hold views that could not possibly have been his own, or else the people who were backing him would not be doing so.
He could only so much as lose creditably by banning people from voting unless they paid £25 for the privilege of registering as supporters of a party of which they were already members, a membership that itself costs £47.
It costs only £25 to join the Conservative Party. That it costs practically twice as much to join the Labour Party is one of the many things that Jeremy Corbyn needs to address after his impending election by a larger margin this year than even last year.