George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.
The party's line is that numbers will be reduced, not that they should be.
By promoting friends and discarding foes, the Labour leader has shown he wants to hold power, not just office.
The Prime Minister knows that her capitalist opponents have nowhere else to go.
The Prime Minister's speech positioned her for an era in which voters want markets and borders controlled.
Theresa May has embraced government as the vehicle to control markets and borders.
The Chancellor's pledge to take "whatever steps are necessary" to protect against "turbulence" was a defining moment.
The Prime Minister's demand for control of immigration and laws means Britain will leave the single market.
Both Conservative and Labour MPs regard a contest next year as the solution to their problems.
The Conservative policy board chair on the meaning of Brexit, state intervention and whether "Mayism" exists.
The Labour peer and former Liberty director is expected to join Jeremy Corbyn's team next week.
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