Labour isn’t dead yet. UKIP isn’t as big as it claims. Bookies can be wrong. And Police and Crime Commissioners are still in trouble.
For a time it seemed that Labour might threaten credible Opposition on the topic – but then Miliband intervened.
The main effect of his efforts will be to persuade younger left-wing people not to vote.
The seat was Labour-held until 2010 – it’s remarkable that they barely figure in the by-election.
‘The only way this could have been more obvious is if point 1 had been “TELL THE ELECTORATE HOW SEXY NICK IS”.’
Are the charities trying to break a taboo – or to enforce it?
Miliband and Balls have an alliance of shared weakness
Like a blundering Lieutenant in Vietnam, the Labour leader is at risk from his own troops.
Miliband’s Heywood and Middleton problem: Can he afford to win marginals and protect his heartlands at the same time?
The Opposition are strapped for cash – a UKIP threat (real or perceived) in their “safe” territory could divert money away from target seats.
There were some forlorn lows, and occasional passionate highs, but ultimately the Deputy Prime Minister is teetering on the same old Lib Dem tightrope.
In the aftermath of an underwhelming conference, here are the glaring questions for the Opposition to answer.
The Labour leader is trumped by ISIS, the conviction of Dave Lee Travis and “100 green fang spiders”.
The awkward slogan, the patchy policy, the endless anecdotes – it was third time unlucky for the Labour leader.
Ed Miliband’s big speech on the EU saw him travel far – but in a circle. He’s back where he started.
The Labour leader lays out his very different vision for Britain, as told to ConHome.