"Our job is to focus".
The Conservatives and Labour could once boast of membership of over two million. Today the figure for both is under 200,000. The decline has deleterious practical effects for them.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts.
Powell is named vice chair of the election campaign with left-winger Trickett made a senior adviser.
Six months away from the general election, Labour is struggling to convince the country that it has the authority to govern – and its MPs are becoming ever more despondent.
Jason Cowley on the struggles and woes of the Labour leader.
The Labour leader regards his party's commitment to membership as a political strength.
The Labour leader needs to appeal to human feeling to truly unite the United Kingdom, and be in with a chance of electoral success.
The Labour leader should not acquiesce in the framing of immigration as a negative force.
Labour should be prepared to go in to coalition to prioritise strategic investment, a modern constitutional settlement and fairer austerity measures in government.