All the best people have at some point been expelled from the Labour Party. Marc Wadsworth was the man who introduced Doreen and Neville Lawrence to Nelson Mandela.
But the likes of Ruth Smeeth do not even know who he is, still less why he matters. While behind them are people who certainly do know who he is, and who have been waiting a very long to inflict this tarring and feathering. Today's decision is their victory, and it is absolutely shameful.
Oh, well, though, it looks like a by-election on his South East London patch. And now, he is free to contest it.