The long and short of it is: it ought to damage Labour more, but there are dangers for the Tories none the less.
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Yes, our system favours the established parties. But it is not invulnerable to change. This could be the start of a breakthrough.
The failure of the SDP by no means proves that a new movement of this kind is doomed to failure.
Henry Newman: A new bout of political instability hits Labour – but does it change the Brexit arithmetic?
At least four Tory MPs have apparently been placed on defection watch including Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Richard Harrington.
WATCH: Watson declares that “a virulent form of identity politics” has seized Labour. And the defections? They are “premature”.
“Time is short for us to confront the scale of the problem and meet the consequences.”
Ten initial thoughts on today’s announcement by Umunna and his colleagues.
“We are leaving the Labour Party to sit as the Independent Group of Members of Parliament.” Launch statement – full text
“Labour… is passive in circumstances of international humanitarian distress; is hostile to businesses large and small; and threatens to destabilise the British economy”.
He argues for training and rehabilitation of racist Party members as well as expulsions.
The Greater Manchester mayor then says he would support one if the alternative was a No Deal Brexit.
Fabio Conti: A plea for Conservative unity in these fractious times – and how we must plan for the challenges of the future
It is rarely Brexit that people raise on the doorstep. It is concerns about the NHS; their local school; the difficulties faced by social care, or the rise in violent crime.
Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
Iain Dale: Were it not for Churchill, McDonnell might be speaking German. And so could the rest of us.
Plus: Up, up and away – HS2’s costs. Staying down – LibDem poll ratings. Stuck where they are – Labour’s.
WATCH: Government loses Brexit vote – “She cannot keep on just running down the clock,” Corbyn claims
“Yet again her Government has been defeated”.
Setting flimsy evidence and distorted statistics to a depressing soundtrack does nothing for their credibility.
The Prime Minister assured Labour MPs that she will stand up for workers’ rights.
Most of the people in most of our groups – Remain and Leave, Conservative and Labour – thought we would end up leaving with some sort of deal.