Jonn Elledge is the editor of the New Statesman's sister site CityMetric. He is on Twitter, far too much, as @JonnElledge.
Well, they need all the votes they can get.
The self-deprecation paradox.
The Jacobean equivalent of one of the minor characters from Four Lions.
Howe was Margaret Thatcher's longest serving Cabinet minister – and the man credited with precipitating her downfall.
The prime minister’s speech at party conference might have sounded promising. In reality, it’s more crumbs from the table.
An idiot's guide to the greatest show on earth.
In pictures: Labour's diverse history.
She’s 7 per cent of English history since the Conquest, fact fans.
Andy Burnham's guiding principle seems to be that Andy Burnham should be leader of the Labour party, says Jonn Elledge.
Blairites conquer and destroy, Blairites conquer and destroy.
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