The Morning Star - rabble-rousing paper of record for the left leaning - has dubbed the Green Party 'a force to be reckoned with'.
In a profile of newly elected Hove Green party Councillor Alex Phillips (pictured), the paper finds an 'articulate, well presented, striking and passionate' socialist who was attracted to the Green Party by its human rights and social policies - not the environment at all.
The Morning Star has long been supportive of the Greens, up to a point, and carries regular news and columns from Caroline Lucas and Derek Wall.
But this is the first time, to my memory, the paper has accepted that we are an organised, left-wing, alternative to the Labour Party - and that we are here to stay.
I should really renew my subscription!