George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.
The Labour peer and former Liberty director is expected to join Jeremy Corbyn's team next week.
The leader's confident address will have impressed even his fiercest foes.
The party won't split, Corbynite divisions are growing and MPs have accepted Brexit.
The party's deputy leader exhilarated delegates with his paean to the Blair and Brown years.
The London mayor doused the Labour conference with cold electoral truths.
The shadow chancellor sought to build a bridge between the past and the present by crediting the 1997 government.
The revolt against the leader transformed him from an incumbent back into an insurgent.
Downing Street has already been forced to publicly rebuke Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox.
The addition of Scottish and Welsh representatives is likely to hinder the left.
The Liberal Democrat leader's centrist radicalism gives his party a chance of relevancy.
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