Whatever your politics, for a few quid you can choose the leader of the opposition. Join Labour before September 6th then if you unhappy with the result simply resign. That way you cannot say you didn't have a say in who runs the opposition at least. Lefties especially should do this, there are far too many neaderthals in the Labour party at present. We don't want a Blears clone do we. We would only have ourselves to blame, wouldn't we?