Corbyn or Smith? Whoever wins the Labour Party's leadership contest - and it will almost certainly be Corbyn - is supposed to have their coronation at the Party's annual conference being held in Liverpool between the 25th and 28th September. Or maybe not. Last year, Labour's NEC fell-out with G4S - the country's major provider of event security - and the firm can not bid for contracts to cover Labour Party events. That leaves five other providers, three of whom declined to tender and one has just withdrawn its bid. Only a local firm, ShowSec, is left in the running but there's a problem. A Big Problem. ShowSec is embroiled in a major dispute with the GMB Union which has protested to Labour's NEC that ShowSec is not a suitable conference security provider. There is currently no security provision for the Conference which, unless rectified very quickly, will almost certainly lead to the Home Office or Police demanding its cancellation. Oh dear. What a shame. Never mind. But we might miss some great television as that conference looks like turning into a riot with nobody to prevent the losing Blairites from coming to blows with the Corbynistas and the party splitting into two or more factions. Labour's possible-non-conference is just the latest in a long line of farces and self-inflicted wounds to beset the Party - almost all of which were entirely preventable. The current leader has just given us an example that he just as big a liar as the rest of his party: he has often stated his opposition to the giving of Life Peerages to cronies and yet he's just made Shami Chakrabarti a Baroness. All she did was join the Labour Party and produce a document that absolves the party from any whiff of antisemitism; no lives saved, no miracle cures invented. Just a simple whitewash. His opponent in the leadership race, Owen "Oily" Smith is having a hard time defending himself against accusations of misogyny and parochialism, the latest example being his wish to "slap" Theresa May. He was apparently repeatedly booed by members of the audience at the Cardiff hustings yesterday - deservedly so when his disloyalty was pointed-out to him by his irate leader. At that same event, Corbyn tried yet convinced nobody (but himself) that under his leadership, Labour had enjoyed major successes at May's local and European elections.