It’s not usually the Opposition’s job to do the Government’s thinking for it. But these are exceptional times. And Ministers need all the help they can get.
It looks like a comprehensive rout for the hard left, with neither Long-Bailey nor Burgon getting close in their respective contests.
Left-wing activists have suggested there will be “strikes” and “walkouts” if the Government doesn’t cave in to their demands.
The former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party abused his parliamentary privileges. Holding the powerful to account means blocking his peerage.
Some of those loudest in denouncing a young Downing Street adviser, seem unaware of the views of their intellectual heroes.
Her future is 1) Toil away on Labour’s front bench, or 2) Develop a manifesto from the backbenches. Or 3)…
The dismay the electorate showed for them last is being ignored. That makes it much harder for whoever becomes the Leader of the Opposition to establish any credibility.
They knew that British Jews were frightened of the prospect of a Corbyn Government. They knew those fears were valid. Yet Phillips and Nandy carried on campaigning.
More important than the choice of new Leader, will be to decide what the Party stands for after Brexit.
After the 1983 defeat, Labour’s electoral progress was slow. This time around the Party will face further decline without a bold change in direction.
The vituperative tone of the debate and incredibly factional environment smacks of settling scores rather than learning lessons.
It contains 70 testimonies from current and former Labour staffers, and concludes that “the party is no longer a safe space for Jewish people”.
Exclusive: The Liberal Democrats’ untrue claims about a “Brexit brain drain” at British universities
Alarming statistics – reported this week in the national press and on high-profile social media accounts – about academics leaving the UK were bogus.
When a Labour leader has exhausted their stock of coherent charges, they claim that the Tories are going to sell the Health Service.
Let him carry on what he’s started by exploding the financial framework Labour announced in only two days.