The knife-edge by-election could end 82 years of Labour rule on the West Cumbrian coast.
Folllowing the resignation of two thirds of his shadow cabinet, Jeremy Corbyn is appointing a new Labour front bench.
The leader's decision to fight the rebels sets the stage for a new leadership contest or a protracted legal battle.
After the EU referendum result, Nigel Farage said it was a "mistake" for Leave to suggest funds could go to the NHS. But what's this?
Jeremy Corbyn has sacked Hilary Benn, effectively challenging his critics to put up or shut up.
A belief in democracy means accepting the crowd is wiser than you are as an individual.
The voters might not agree...
A drink with her reduces me to a nine-year-old boy recounting his cricketing triumphs.
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This was never a referendum on the EU. It was a referendum on the modern world.
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