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There have been some shocking cases of personal abuse. Bullying must not be allowed to triumph.
In 2013, Conservative rebels joined with Labour to sink Cameron’s plan. Might the reverse happen five years later?
ConHome apologises to her for any damage caused.
Twenty years at Harriet Harman’s high altar of all women shortlists and selection quotas are duly delivering their reward – for the Conservatives.
Plus: Ivan Massow – a joke. Greenhalgh and Boff – no charisma. Tulip Siddiq and Stephen Kinnock – impressive. And: Ben Harris-Quinney (for it is he)
Where were they to condemn these bad ideas before May?
Dividing lines were one of Brown’s weapons. The Chancellor is turning them against Labour with a vengeance.
He has been exposed “to the added level of pressure that comes with being a leadership candidate. I have not found it to be a comfortable experience.”
The average member of Miliband’s team has spent just four and a half years working in the private sector. A quarter have no private sector experience at all.
Plus: Pipe down, John Mann. Pipe down, Justin Tomlinson. Why I love Paris. Why France hates Hollande. Teflon Theresa May. And: Why Labour doesn’t rate Miliband.
The failure of Yvette Cooper and Tristram Hunt in the Commons yesterday was a symptom of a bigger Opposition problem.
Indecision on HS2. Blather over Heathrow. All Labour seems certain of is that Thomas the Tank Engine is sexist.
Thomas the Tank Engine is only the start of our problems.
Labour will provide enough time to commit us – and then Balls will spring £50 billion of spending pledges from the saving of cancelling HS2.
The Tory general election campaign was far too cautious. We need to become an irreverent, confident and bullish force.