Nanaia Mahuta's ill-advised tweet about enemies from within has prompted me to consider a new rule for Labour Party MPs and members of the party's leadership team.
If I was a good party member and gave a damn about proper process I'd probably have submitted some sort of remit for consideration at the annual conference. But political party administration (committees, boards, rules, remits, agendas, sub-committees, councils) is not really my thing. I prefer to be one of those annoying sorts (the technical term for this sort of person is "prick") who carps from the sidelines.
My proposal is simple. Require all Labour MPs and senior party people to earn the right to use social media. If they can't do it properly then don't let them do it at all.
I'm all for free speech, etc etc, but I also believe that for a political party to be effective its senior people must be disciplined and relentlessly on-message. Otherwise they are little more than a disorganised rabble.
This seems obvious, and yet the fact appears to have escaped several members of Labour's caucus.
So party people, stick a remit in, or whatever it is you guys do, and make it happen. Just don't ask me to actually do anything.