And the President of the European Council has the upper hand.
The forces of In are in bigger trouble than they realise.
The Labour leadership frontrunner adds to his big tent of backers with the endorsement of the shadow work and pensions secretary.
Stella Creasy, the popular MP for Walthamstow, will challenge Tom Watson and Caroline Flint for the post.
Jim Murphy has resigned his position after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote.
Locations targeted included streets near polling stations in the Poplar and Limehouse constituency, which has previously been reported for displaying an Isis flag.
Plus, the collapse of Scottish Labour.
Five years ago, the election was thousands of miles away in both sense. This time, it was up close and personal. The worst thing is, I'm one of the luckier ones.
Labour suffered a "hidden landslip" at the polls last week. Getting out of the hole requires some frank conversations.
There is no mystery behind the shadow business secretary's decision - media pressure led him to conclude he wasn't ready.
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