They know that higher education does not justify the costs of universal provision, but can’t or won’t admit it.
The Shadow Business Secretary wouldn’t have been stumped on LBC if he read ConHome.
They are more reliant than ever on union funding – but the policies they have to adopt in return just make their fundraising efforts even harder.
If they’d bothered asking the Margaret Thatcher Centre, they’d have known it won’t take any taxpayers’ money.
The insatiable left might prove just enough to put Miliband in Number 10, but when confronted with the realities of government it will eat him alive.
What proportion of them are local to their seat, and/or hold elected positions on a council?
The 50p tax rate raised £1.3 billion less revenue than previously estimated.
A Labour MP newly elected in 2015 is even more likely to be a political insider or a union candidate than a woman.
From fracking to Trident to Syriza, if you’re looking for evidence of a divided left today’s papers alone offer an embarrassment of riches.
Rob Ford predicts that, although she can’t offer many direct challenges, Natalie Bennett can still make life difficult for Miliband.
The average member of Miliband’s team has spent just four and a half years working in the private sector. A quarter have no private sector experience at all.
The rise of ideologically pure minor parties makes reported hopes of using Iraq War to distance Miliband’s Labour from Blair’s seem far fetched.
Green voters have not been subject to the same in-depth scrutiny as UKIP – but they could still drag Miliband off course.
Chris Leslie proposes to pay for it by increasing the cost of gun licences. Seriously.
The party’s election line-up demotes or sidelines prominent left-wingers and gives vital portfolios to men better-disposed towards the Conservatives.