The Tories' fratricidal infighting may well ensure an outcome they despise even more than their leader: the election of a Labour government.
New figures from the party show that 643 bankers earning more than £1m a year will receive an average of £54,000 from the cut in the 50p tax rate.
Former prime minister says that the 2010 election "would have been tighter" if he had remained Labour leader.
Balls and Miliband will come under ever greater pressure to say whether Labour will match the coalition's post-election spending plans.
The task is to seek material gains through a new, less transactional politics.
With hung parliaments likely to become the norm, the kind of strop that Tory MPs are now throwing will be utterly counterproductive.
The soap opera saga needed bringing to an end and the thwarted brother's emigration does the job as well as reconciliation.
Tales of what might have been and what may be to come are a powerful and resonant part of the left's appeal.
After new evidence that job centres are being set targets, the Work and Pensions Secretary stands accused of misleading Parliament.
We will not treat the British people like fools - we want to hear what everyone has to say, says Angela Eagle.