I spoiled my ballot papers—one for men on one colour of paper, one for women on another colour—for Labour MEP nominations today. I scrawled through the voting boxes and wrote “THIS BALLOT IS SEXIST” (as if it needed explaining), then I put them both into the prepaid envelope.

If Harriet Harman has her way and we start legislating so that UK political parties can run racist lists of prospective parliamentary candidates then I’ll be looking for a seat to stand in as an independent against one of the token blacks.