Will the decision whether or not to go into coalition in 2015 depend more on money than on principle?
The clash between those who want a tougher stance, and those who want to maintain a liberal approach, is intensifying.
Our hard-fought victory in Heywood & Middleton stands in stark contrast to the Tories' collapse in Clacton.
It is remarkable that some in the party are drawing comfort from a rise of just 0.8 per cent in their vote.
Miliband is still keen to promise a reduction from £9,000 to £6,000 despite shadow cabinet concerns over cost.
There is despair among MPs at the party's lethargy and lack of ambition.
The party should accept that its social wing beats the neo-liberals, and woo Labour politicians accordingly.
Having previously praised the Labour leader, the Lib Dem president says he has failed to change his party.
Labour could finish first on seats but second on votes, and the Lib Dems could finish third on seats but fourth on votes.
Far from forgetting the deficit, Ed Miliband’s speech was weighed down by the burden of it. Gordon Brown should now use the political capital he has acquired from saving the Union to defend his economic record.