Labour's new line: any tax cuts are better than no tax cuts.
Without a focused and consistent message, any political party is stuck. Voters make decisions based not on specific party policies or positions, but on larger "frames" or metaphors.
Balls's speech made way for a new agenda that is profoundly exciting.
Nowhere does the Unite general secretary acknowledge the £79bn deficit that Labour would inherit.
The shadow chancellor is repeating the trick that played so well before the 1997 election.
The shadow chancellor's capitulation on cuts and public sector pay offers vindication for the Tories, says Owen Jones.
The Labour leader indulges contradictory positions in his entourage. He needs to choose a course and
Shadow chancellor says that there is "no possibility" of Britain joining the euro "in my lifetime".
Shadow chancellor insists that "in the end, good economics is good politics too."
Balls' hostile position on UK money going towards an IMF bailout is clearly aimed at destabilising t