If the Chancellor wriggles free again, Balls’s detractors inside Labour will be howling for blood.
Ahead of the abolition of the 50p tax rate on 6 April, Labour looks again to paint the Tories as the party of the rich.
The loyalty of the trade unions to Labour, the rebirth of street politics and, in Scotland and Wales, Plaid Cymru and the SNP help explain why the party faces no effective challenge from the left.
If the party wants to attack Osborne on this territory, it needs to explain why and how it would borrow for growth.
No, but it’s struggling to catch up with the challenge of 2015.
Sixty per cent of workers agree that the minimum wage should be raised to the level of the living wage.
Anthony Seldon's New Statesman column provokes debate.
The Labour leader's commitment to "fairer", rather than "higher" taxes, suggests the party will not seek to significantly increase the overall tax burden.
The Tories' opposition to a mansion tax puts them on the wrong side of the new divide in British politics.
It’s time the shadow chancellor fell on his sword, argues Anthony Seldon. Ed Miliband would be stronger for it, Labour would lose the taint of tax and spend, Yvette would be pleased . . . and even Balls might benefit.