Hence the Prime Minister’s warning that Corbyn cannot be trusted with national security, and Betty Boothroyd’s that Labour is galloping over a precipice.
Given his appeal as a straight talker his explanations are shifty.
The burden of fixing this mess falls to those who set it in motion. It will be interventions by Miliband and Brown, should they come, which could be decisive.
Burnham’s reactionary stance is indicative of a broader problem: a would-be leader who can’t move on from battles lost, but has nothing new to add.
The Labour leadership candidate’s manifesto is a weird mix of the very vague and the very specific. And one idea looks familiar…
The Lib Dems’ big beasts outnumber their smaller creatures.
Labour’s independent election review finds an electorate which wants an activist government that lives within its means. Where have we heard that before?
The comments accompanying the CWU’s endorsement of Jeremy Corbyn are illuminating and alarming.
Benefits, housing, environmentalism, immigration, civil liberties and, of course, Europe.
They might get it in part, but does the wider Labour Party?
Corbyn’s latest wheeze cites an old formula: grab power to the centre; restrict producer variety and user choice; and waste lots of money.
Apparently Neil Kinnock should have been talking about nuclear disarmament instead.
Inside the party or out, the union barons’ tame MPs will be a plague on any leader who attempts to move the party towards the centre.
Even if his proposals for his party are correct, they won’t listen to him.
Miliband’s legacy: Twenty-one of the welfare rebels were new MPs – and seventeen of those have links to Unite
Recently it seemed that Labour’s loony left might one day die out. Now they have a new generation.