Members didn't vote for him on electoral grounds and believe his opponents would fare no better.
The sacking of shadow cabinet ministers who voted for intervention in Syria would betray the original promise of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.
Labour sources say the former leader could return to the shadow cabinet next week.
NS political editor George Eaton looks at who climbed to the top of the political heap this year, and who slid back down to the bottom.
Do you remember the Ed Stone? Don't worry, we're trying to forget it, too.
Our Staggers editor, Stephen Bush, looks back at his year in political commentary.
The Committee for Climate Change encouraged the Tory government to introduce a strategy to deal with flooding earlier this year, but were told it was "not appropriate at this time".
A further 500 troops have been called in to help provide flood relief to affected areas.
The left suddenly has a mass audience again and it can succeed. But unless it learns from its setbacks and defeats, then it will fail.
“You classist gimp.”
The unfortunate truth is that charities have become a victim of the government’s continued mania for outsourcing.
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