Founded in 1900 by Keir Hardie, the Labour party has a very proud history of governing the country and it has staff and volunteers numbering into hundreds of thousands, with the support of countless union members.
Yet, yesterday in Newbury, Berkshire, the two candidates for that proud national Labour party were humiliated as they were beaten into sixth and eighth (last) place in a town council by-election by a wife and husband team who founded a little local party a few years ago in a pub.
How the mighty have fallen!
Keir Hardie! Michael Foot! Tony Benn! Tony Blair! Clement Atlee! Neil Kinnock! Ed Miliband! Your boy and girl took one hell of a beating!