Try to please everyone and you end up pleasing nobody. Even Lisa Nandy, who seems more alert than most of her rivals, has fallen into this trap.
It is only human to grasp at the most comforting explanations that come to hand. But the truth may be harder for Corbynites to swallow.
Losing 150,000 members, and the money that comes with them, has knock-on effects for the Opposition and for the Conservative Party.
Someone has to take control of the Government grid and plot a series of activities designed to reinforce each other and to build a positive narrative.
The list of at-risk MPs includes veterans, rising stars and even a shadow cabinet member.
It’s hard to see how this is a route to power, but that wasn’t the main reason he was voted in.
The prospect of losing most of their Scottish seats threatens to throw Miliband’s strategy into chaos.
A clear plan. A strong retail offer. The right direction. A vision for the country. Labour’s strategic failure. And let’s not forget…Ed Miliband.
Iain Martin explains the true purpose of the Labour conference in today’s Telegraph: "This week was about killing David Cameron and the Conservatives; not defeating them or inflicting a set-back but wiping them off the map. It is important that the nature of this project is properly understood. The smartest ministers know that Cameron is […]
In two separate articles the two Conservative MPs who recently agreed to undertake advisory roles for Gordon Brown have explained their decisions. In an article for the Yorkshire Post (not yet online), Mr Mercer says that the Prime Minister’s decision to appoint Lord West as "directly responsible for the anti-terrorism elements of our security" was […]
By demoralising the Thatcher-hating core Labour vote Baroness Thatcher’s afternoon tea at No.10 may well cause more long-term damage to Brown than to Cameron, although I doubt that that was in her or her advisers’ calculations. Glancing around what there is of a Labour-supporting blogosphere I see that Bloggers4Labour "can’t imagine any remotely plausible political […]
It won the bid with this effective slogan: Campaign magazine said: "Saatchis is understood to have clinched the business after impressing Labour with the breadth and depth of its creative ideas, its capacity as a big agency and the new management approach under SSF chief executive Robert Senior." What it doesn’t mention is that M&C […]
Gordon Brown gets back on to the political stage today. The Telegraph gives prominent coverage to their interview with him and yesterday’s retreat of British forces from the centre of Basra is likely to be soon followed by further troop withdrawals. This is the start of Mr Brown’s September offensive. That offensive will determine whether […]
It happened to Tony Blair, now it’s happened to Gordon Brown: a memo from Philip Gould has been leaked to the Daily Mirror. In the memo, apparently written before Brown took over from Blair, Philip Gould advises the Prime Minister to call an early poll. In his ten-point plan Gould says the Prime Minister should […]