For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
But the Prime Minister had to proceed with caution in the No Confidence debate, in order to arouse no suspicion that she might seek moderate Labour votes.
The anger expressed on the Conservative benches reflected the anger felt in many a humble home.
He defended the absent Prime Minister with decency and moderation, but neither Labour nor Conservative MPs were persuaded.
And her enemies are divided: can the No Dealers and the People’s Voters combine to defeat her?
The Shadow Chancellor normalises unacceptable behaviour and is contributing to making UK politics a much more unpleasant place.
Wirral West saw probably the nastiest, most personalised campaign of last year’s General Election.
The baffling tale of bitter faction fights gets ever more confusing. Here’s our guide to the latest developments.
“BBC anyone? No? OK, Robert Peston where are you? No? Michael Crick?”
“He’s not a bad man,” she says. “He’s not a leader, though.”
Plus: the downfall of Boles. This Eagle won’t fly. What to do with Gove? Cameron should become Foreign Secretary. And: Out there in the country, Blair is still popular.
Plus: Leadsom comes up on the rails. Why men should never wear red trousers. And: 100 years on from the Battle of the Somme.
I would count it a no-score draw. But the setting, the personnel, much of the audience and the tone felt, to me, very London-flavoured.
While on the Labour front bench, Watson smiles the smile of a man who knows he will one day have to get rid of Corbyn.
Labour MPs are beginning to worry that they have lost the ear of their own core vote.