George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.
A shadow minister said: "If I gave a report like that ... members would be justified in deselecting me".
By holding a Commons vote that will split Labour more than any other, the Conservatives can turn attention back to the opposition's divisions.
The opposition's own divisions and Jeremy Corbyn's euroscepticism leave it sidelined from the EU referendum debate.
A Labour MP's careless heckle was a gift to the Prime Minister.
The Mayor of London has calculated that his leadership ambitions are best served by being on the same side as Tory members.
The Tory mayoral candidate has pitched himself against London voters - the most pro-European in the country.
Nigel Farage, George Galloway, Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith are united by their dismal approval ratings.
Gordon Brown's former aide has been appointed as political adviser to shadow defence secretary Emily Thornberry.
The Labour leader avoids outright condemnation of the Tories' proposal to limit payments to EU migrants.
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