Labour MPs control the policy machinery and the succession, so those who want a party that resembles the leader they chose have to beat them.
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The Scottish conference has strengthened the hand of the hard left in London, and the UK leader has cheered on their major strategic mistakes in turn.
Whether it’s the halls he’s selling out, or himself, the rock star Greek ex-finance minister certainly still has something. But is it what he truly wants?
Lee Scott: “Dirty Jew”. The campaign of hate, abuse and death threats that cast a dark cloud over our electoral system
Honesty and trust has been vital to the process. I am not now absolutely certain that this assumption can still be relied upon.
The Labour leadership always said they would display their socialist beliefs proudly. Now Osborne is giving them the chance – and it’s proving messy.
Their new organisation, Momentum, is designed to act as the Revolutionary Guard of the new Labour leadership.
Plus: What Heidi Allen said about him. And George Osborne. And Theresa May. Plus: Yes, Nicky Morgan could be the next Conservative leader.
From the major speeches in the hall to the thuggish protesters outside, here is our conference run-down.
Peter Walker: Abuse, spitting, jostling, violence – and a failure of leadership by Greater Manchester Police
As a former deputy chief constable, I saw this week how they failed to plan properly for the Conservative Conference – and, worse still, change their tactics.
A former Conservative Parliamentary Candidate goes to find out what the anti-Tory protesters at the party’s annual conference really have to say for themselves.
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.
It looks so far as if Labour MPs have managed to slip a leash on their boss’s radical instincts. Has he realised he can’t overcome them, or was it merely a tactical retreat?
There’s also a shock in store for the armchair cynics who declare that “all the parties are the same”.
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition and Labour’s preferred candidate for Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, speaks.
CCHQ want to exploit this red dawn to inflict deep damage on the Labour brand that will long outlast the current leadership.