After two weeks of announcing that announcements of a challenge to Jeremy Corbyn' leadership of the Labour Party Angela Eagle finally came out of the leadership closet.
Speaking at a carefully selected audience chosen to cheer, applause and support Eagle she gave her launch speech which was broadcast almost full on BBC rolling news.
They cut away as Tory leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom announced she was quitting the race in effect gifting it to Theresa May.
Eagle gave a well crafted speech. Who wrote it? Who knows?
Eagle concentrated on a few personal facts:
So what did this Yorkshire working class woman think of her speech?
First some personal facts of mine:
This Yorkshire woman now retired still lives in her birth city.
She has however travelled a fair bit in so many ways during her life.
Angela Eagle talked the talk Monday but that does not mean she will walk the walk?
Spin doctors and those who are part of the money trail can help any candidate along with fine words.
Will she unify the Labour Party?
In my opinion no.
The way this Labour voter and supporter sees it is Eagle and others have brought the party into disrepute.
They have made me ashamed of my party.
They have tried to publicly humilate Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters dismissing them as irrelevant.
Reminisicent of those old childhood days of "do as I say not as I do" they expect loyalty, support, voters, campaigning and more.
They will be disappointed.
While there will always be some who will fall for spin and propaganda many are all too well aware of what is going on.
Think Chilcot, think Trident, think Murdoch, think the establishment, think the bureaucratic gravy train, the Mansion tax, off shore tax havens and more.
Last year I voted for Andy Burnham with Tom Watson as deputy. I regret voting for Watson but not Andy Burnham.
As a 60 something myself Jeremy Corbyn seemed too old to me.
But I have more than warmed to him and he is the party leader for me.
If the NEC manage to keep Mr Corbyn off the ballot when they meet Tuesday it will be another nail in the Labour Party coffin.
Constituencies across the country have shown they still support Corbyn but self indulgent MPs have been unable to do the same.
After hearing excuse after excuse why Corbyn will fail to win election I remain convinced he is the best man for the job especially if people want real positive change.
Some of course people do not.
NOTE: Christine Shawcroft from the NEC appeared on BBC daily politics Monday and she believes Corbyn will be automatically on the ballot.
Chuka Umunna MP then spoke as a former lawyer contradicting that view.