At the end of the day, being gay in 2020 is ok. We are no longer prime victims of oppression, and we should reject four weeks of self-indulgence and narcissism.
The party is pinned down where it feels at home – in its new heartlands of central London, the middle of major cities and the University towns.
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
“It was disastrous for us to go into a general election in those circumstances.”
“We weren’t sufficiently clear about what our priorities were…it just wasn’t convincing.’
The unseated MP for Don Valley has harsh words for the Labour frontbench over their Remain agenda. (Though Thornberry denies the claim.)
The Shadow Foreign Secretary receives a standing ovation as she urges a harder anti-Brexit stance for Labour.
Plus: Why won’t Corbyn come on LBC and give an interview? He hasn’t done once since becoming Labour leader.
In his need, Labour’s leader is turning for inspiration to a predecessor who will scarcely be at the top of his list of role models.
Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.
Plus: Will the 21 rebels get the whip back? And: The Tories need younger members, and so does everyone else.
Jeremy Corbyn’s Surrender Bill won’t just delay Brexit. It threatens to stop it altogether.
“I have a Jewish member of stage who when she goes to family weddings can’t say who she works for.”
He wonders why it is that Thornberry, his usual jousting partner, is not being allowed to stand in for Corbyn this week.
Corbyn’s new stand-in was strikingly self-possessed.