|Jeremy Corbyn Arrives in Margate (c)|
The photos are here and I had a moment for a brief chat with the man I expect to become Labour's new leader and I found him to be a very pleasant.
What struck me, is how very unlike his Westminster-centric rivals for the leadership Corbyn is.
What was immediately obvious to me as an observer behind my camera lens, is how he had time for everyone who approached him, myself included, with a genuine warmth and interest in the exchange, rather than viewing each handshake as a shallow political opportunity; which you see so much of in career politicians these days.
Readers will know I'm very far from being a Labour Party supporter,but I would say that all political parties need more people with sincerely-held opinions on improving our society, like those of Jeremy Corbyn. Agree with them or not.
I wish him well but might suggest, he places some diplomatic distance between himself and what remains of the Labour Party in Thanet. Each represents a very different kind of socialism; one being very much intellectual, the other, broadly backward-looking.