The Labour leader must use this moment to emancipate himself from the machine that won him the job in the first place.
Shadow minister Ian Austin's dramatic call for an in/out referendum next year shows how party unity is fraying.
The Unite general secretary hits back after Labour announces the end of the "union join" scheme and suspends Unite candidate Karie Murphy from the party.
The chatter in the party has been that Watson runs around the country making sure 'his' people get chosen as candidates.
Douglas Alexander, who ran the 2010 campaign, is the frontrunner.
Read the full text of the Labour MP's resignation letter to Ed Miliband.
A £3,000 visitor bond will hurt the poorest families, while doing nothing to deal with illegal immigration.
An interview with the Yale political scientist behind Ed Miliband's big idea.
Privileges and patronage are wired into the party's institutions. Falkirk is merely the latest example.
Tom Watson and Chris Bryant suggest that Murdoch could be charged with perverting the course of justice.
By choosing to answer the question "who runs Labour?" the Unite general secretary has suggested the answer was in doubt.
Activists shouldn't be dismissed as 'naïve' or 'immature' for expecting politicians to deliver on party policy.
The Tories should not make the mistake of assuming that the public shares their instinctive loathing of the trade unions.
Of the 14 Labour constituency parties placed under "special measures", just one, Falkirk West, was due to concerns over activity by Unite.
"Health tourism" currently costs £12m, just 0.01 per cent of the NHS budget. The new crackdown could cost far more.
By neglecting the early years we risk having to spend more playing catch-up later on.
The electoral system, UKIP and the strength of the Labour brand all mean that the party is still likely to be the largest after the next election even after a fall in support.
The revolutionary power of early intervention is now comprehensively proven. Labour needs to put Sure Start at the heart of its plans to enthuse a weary electorate.
What about parents with children at different schools? Gove and Twigg should recognise the need for local co-ordination.
Both pro-EU, both queasy about a referendum. Who will jump first?
Clegg's argument that any spare money should be used to support "all working families" is a powerful dividing line with the Conservatives.
Nick Clegg started a new monthly press conference today but Cameron hasn't held one since July 2011.
Institutional reforms can reduce the extent to which short-term tactics trump long-term thinking.
Parliament's decision to give up the right to set MPs' pay looks unwise as IPSA prepares to recommend an increase of £10,000.
Jeremy Hunt promises to end the "costly abuse" of the health service by foreigners, but just £12m or 0.01 per cent of the NHS budget was lost in 2011-12.
Both before and after the next election, Farage's party is likely to remain a significant presence.
Worsening safety for women, breakdowns in the rule of law, crackdowns on cultural activity and police abuse - the Arab Spring wasn't meant to end like this.
"The global economy is changing – but that doesn’t mean we’re powerless to shape our destiny."
Only six companies have enquired about the Chancellor's plan to allow workers to give up employment rights in return for shares.
Regardless of the actual levels of need, the poor will lose out under the Chancellor's cap.