The centrist is not the first to succeed from outside the traditional parties in the Fifth Republic.
Fabian Society research suggested that Labour was on track to win just 140 to 200 MPs at a future general election.
A victory for Theresa May will be a mandate for the most right wing, nationalist and authoritarian government programme in recent times. Labour can beat it.
I can’t campaign for Corbyn. But we have to work for something to remain of the party after him, which means campaigning for those candidates who offer Labour a future.
A new devolution settlement is now as good as impossible before June - and a bruising Brexit election won't help either.
If you’ve just joined us, the prime minister over-riding the Fixed Terms Parliament Act to improve her own political prospects is accusing other people of treating politics as a game.
Progressive unionists fear an early election will galvanise both sides of the referendum debate - and the independence campaigners are more likely to win.
Theresa May used to say an election would cause "instability". Now she says it's the only way to stop instability. So which is it?
"The country is coming together but Westminster is not," claimed the prime minister.
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