The meeting last night to launch the Euston Manifesto drew about 250 people and, from where I sat, seemed to go off pretty well. Nick Cohen was in the chair and welcomed the audience before introducing the four speakers, each of whom made a brief introduction in turn. They were Norman Geras, Shalom Lappin, Eve Garrard and Alan Johnson. A session of questions followed, ranging over a number of the issues covered by the manifesto and pointing to areas for further clarification. A collection raised some £1,200. Those involved in actually organizing the event had done a terrific, professional, job. Afterwards there was a more informal session at the bar.