George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.
Shadow work and pensions secretary says it would be "an incredible honour and privilege" to do the job.
Jeremy Corbyn is likely to offer a free vote to shadow cabinet members but try to change party policy.
The leader has demonstrated to shadow cabinet members that they will serve on his terms.
David Cameron deflected the Labour leader's questions with barb after barb on his party's strife.
The Labour leader could achieve greater shadow cabinet unity but at the cost of further polarising his party.
David Cameron's policy chief must do more than merely regret "any offence caused" by his 1985 memo to Margaret Thatcher.
Labour sources say the former leader could return to the shadow cabinet next week.
NS political editor George Eaton looks at who climbed to the top of the political heap this year, and who slid back down to the bottom.
The Chancellor's political standing has fallen and economic indicators are worsening.
Polish-born Daniel Kawczynski tells Tory colleagues: "Their contributions in income tax outstrip any benefits they may get many times over".
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