In the kind of political street fights we have both been through, we know that you have to be passionate. Your head screwed on, yes, but also with a full beating heart.
Corbyn has retreated on NATO and the EU, been slapped down on Trident, and now his Shadow Chancellor has delivered a speech the old leadership could have written.
By deliberately underplaying the Conservative beliefs that help drive him, he’s had greater room for manoeuvre in putting them into practice.
Reports today concentrate on what Labour would do and whether it would split. But a lesson from 2013 is that Cameron must be careful how he handles his own party.
Corbyn’s election has all at once overtly politicised and alienated an entire community that has long been an integral part of British society.
The new Leader of the Opposition adopted a highly defensive strategy, and avoided asking about the economy.
His victory means that we can update an old To The Point chart.
The West Bromwich MP, who condemned Blair for leading Labour into the desert of pragmatism, may deliver the party from Corbyn.
If, five years ago, Labour misunderstood what it needed to do to win, today it seems to be wondering whether winning is all it’s cracked up to be.
We need to send in Special Forces, as we did in Iraq in 2006-7.
It seems unlikely he could tack far enough to the centre to matter without completely alienating his power base and repudiating his own beliefs.
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.
The Prime Minister’s success springs from a preference, new to Westminster, for Cabinet ministers who actually know about their departments.
There is now a strong case for widening the air strikes against ISIS in which we already take part.
I believe the time has come for a broadening in the uses of the aid budget and a critical rethink of the way in which the department operates.