The Guardian seem pretty insistent on not allowing me to embed this, so I’m going to have to take the extraordinary editorial step of imploring you to leave Bright Green for 9 minutes or so and watch this video of the Guardian’s John Harris interviewing the three main Brighton Pavilion candidates.

Caroline Lucas makes in my view a devastating argument for the votes of those who, in Harris’ words, “have been a sort of Labour identifier and [whose] values are in much the same place as they ever were.” I am an admirer of Nancy Platts but I think this film makes clear she is not in Lucas’ league.