So comrades, Diane Abbott MP has joined the leadership race report The Guardian. Twitter is all a tweet. Bookies are offering 25-1. Curtains for John McDonnell MP's bid? LOL have been calling on him to give way to and back a woman on the left for some time. Now's his chance. He can make it the first update on his John4Leader site since March 27. What's happening?
Tweeters, myself included, have been using two spellings of Diane/Dianne. The correct spelling has trended worldwide, though trailing "#songstohavesexto" rather badly. The incorrect spelling is bronze medalling in the UK, also behind said groovy hashtag. Which brings into question the whole Worldwide/UK trending algorithm, not to mention our literacy.
MEANWHILE: Centre Left Grassroots Alliance blogger and NEC member Peter Kenyon hails Diane's declaration as a galvanising gamechanger. Her fans (er, not) have commented. They say Lemon. Actually the anonymous troll one syntaxes like a Balls. Coincidence I'm sure.
Peter also reveals behind the scenes moves for a substantial extension to the nominations window. Perhaps even to the end of July.