It was the story of this parliament in one act: a debate that left the problems it addressed unresolved, while diminishing the leaders who took part.
Just 25 per cent of the party's funding so far this year has come from affiliated unions, with party members donating most.
If Labour can hold its nerve, Miliband's plan could finally get big money out of British politics.
The UK's third largest trade union expresses "considerable regret" at Miliband's planned reforms and warns of "further reductions in spending".
Undominated by a central charismatic figure, and uncontrolled by a single far-left group, Left Unity is a movement that is being built from the bottom up.
The Education Secretary explains his "heated" response to last week's parliamentary defeat on Syria.
Son of former Cabinet minister Jack Straw will take on Tory MP Jake Berry, whose majority is 4,493.
As dismaying as it may be to interventionists, both parties have decided that the wisest political choice is to move on.
Six Labour MPs voted against the party's amendment on the grounds that it failed to rule out military action. How many shadow ministers would have resigned?