By resisting a progressive measure backed by most Londoners, they have given Sadiq Khan the chance to position himself as the radical candidate.
The Labour leader needs to restore the faith of those he believed he offered a new political model.
Shadow justice secretary tasked with preventing loss of voters to left-wing rival.
Tax reform is central to the clear, credible and persuasive economic story the Labour party needs for winning the general election.
The Labour leader tells a private meeting of his parliamentary party that he won't allow it to fall into "the bad habits of the past".
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.