Rochdale Labour MP, Simon Danczuk, said that Labour's north London elite view of the world doesn't play in Rochdale, Rotherham, Rugby - or anywhere else begining with an "r" outside the M25.
Ed Balls's less stringent plans mean a dramatic gap with the Tories.
Labour can turn the tables on the Conservatives - by using Ukip against them just as the Tories have used the SNP.
Rejecting any arrangement with the SNP would make it far harder for the Labour leader to become prime minister in a hung parliament.
Nigel Farage's latest outburst is pretty noxious. But Labour's response is just embarrassing.
A more social democratic Britain can be achieved, and Scottish Labour's recovery set in train, if a deal is done between Labour and the SNP.
If Ed Balls becomes chancellor, he will be one of the most experienced – and divisive – politicians ever to hold the job.
The men and women behind the shadow chancellor.
The low point in 2000 pre-dated the government's spending increases for health and education.
The shadow chancellor will unveil a full analysis of how the Tories' plans would hit public services.