Paul Waugh tells the story of how Diane Abbott made it on to the Labour leadership ballot. Will David Miliband live to regret his decision to support her?
At Though Cowards Flinch, Dave Semple laments the failure of John McDonnell's leadership campaign and asks if Labour's socialist wing is dead.
Iain Martin investigates the disappearance of a 59-year-old Scottish MP.
Paul Krugman considers how the fiscal austerity mania sweeping Europe might affect the rest of the world, including the US.
Over at Slate, Christopher Beam imagines what the news would look like if it were written by political scientists.