Max Caller, the inspector who brought change to Tower Hamlets, has been sent in to the city. The Government could take control.
As long as traditional Labour voters stick with the party, opportunities for the Independent Group will be limited.
Plus: The Labour leader’s other Brighton speech: “It was a full-blown Marxist rant. Put up taxes. Employers are evil. You know the sort of thing. They lapped it up.”
The arch-Blairite commentator takes on the face of the Militant tendency about whether or not Labour can ever win from the hard left.
Almost thirty years after being expelled, the former Militant Tendency member wanted back in. It was not to be.
Plus: Ivan Massow – a joke. Greenhalgh and Boff – no charisma. Tulip Siddiq and Stephen Kinnock – impressive. And: Ben Harris-Quinney (for it is he)
The Chancellor praised senior Labour councillors on Monday. Conservative Warwickshire and Labour Coventry are also showing the benefits of working together.