I’m one of the millions who supported Jeremy Corbyn during the Labour leadership contest and am furious he has been forced to apologise.
I’m angry the party is being blamed for what is clearly a very grave injustice and a crime against humanity, not least for allowing this to happen.
I also know the party needs to apologise for the way it handled the campaign and for the fact it has not yet done the right thing about the Corbyn machine.
It has become a self-inflicted wound.
But as far as I’m concerned, the party has not apologised enough.
If Jeremy Corbyn was really interested in bringing the party together, he would have done the same for all the other people who stood in his way.
It was never a campaign about him and his policies.
It was about his supporters, who were, and are, overwhelmingly Labour voters.
It is time for the Labour Party to apologise and be honest about what happened.
In some ways, it would be better if the party apologised to the voters, the members, the unions, the people who were upset by Corbyn’s policies.
But to avoid being a self of denial, the Labour leader has instead turned his back on the people he promised to represent.
He has made himself a scapegoat, he has allowed his supporters to make up the narrative and he has tried to ignore the fact that the country is divided.
He has ignored the fact there was a serious breakdown in relations between the Labour and the leadership campaign.
He has ignored a significant and growing number of MPs who have said he was too soft on the left.
And, in doing so, he is leaving the party in a far weaker position than it was before he was elected.
I am not going to pretend this isn’t a painful and challenging time for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party.
But it is not fair to blame him for the failure of the campaign, when he himself was responsible for the failures of his own campaign.
He is being accused of letting his supporters down by his actions and words, and he is being criticised for his actions by those who were critical of his leadership.
The party has let itself down in so many ways, and the public deserves to know exactly why.
It is important to acknowledge that there was no conspiracy or collusion between Corbyn’s supporters and the media.
The media was completely in the dark about Corbyn’s intentions and his plans for the country.
They were only told what he wanted to say and what he was willing to do.
But as soon as they saw that he was taking the Labour movement to a new level of radicalisation and that he had a strong record of support for the radical left, they took a different tack and began to report on it.
So the party could have been more transparent about what was going on and who was working behind the scenes to undermine his leadership bid and to help him to defeat his opponents.
But instead, it has remained silent.
It should be pointed out that the party had an excellent platform to win the election, including the manifesto.
It offered a new way of governing in an increasingly fragmented country, and it put forward an alternative to austerity.
Yet when it was announced that the Labour candidate would be given the chance to stand as a candidate, it was revealed that the campaign would be based on a highly partisan process in which a number of prominent Labour supporters would be invited to vote on the basis of their voting records.
When the result was announced on Sunday, the news made it clear that the outcome was a resounding defeat for the Conservatives.
Jeremy Corbyn was not only right to be concerned about the party’s future but the party should have been equally concerned about its future as well.
The Labour party has lost its way.