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Bridget Phillipson is Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South.
This isn't a budget any Labour chancellor should want to give, but it does present a new challenge for the party.
There's a market in offering toughness on immigration and nostalgia for an imagined past - but it's not one that leads to success, says Bridget Phillpson.
Even if you think the manifesto was spot on, then unless you believe the world has not changed, there must surely be things which need tweaking, improving, or more emphasis.
We need to be honest, both with ourselves as politicians, and with the electorate.
There seems to be no majority in this Parliament, either for this deal or for any other outcome.
I worry that in pointing at specific, uncontroversial things that people in poverty might spend their money on, Labour is storing up trouble.
Political machines aren’t glamorous but they are vital to political success, says Labour MP Bridget Philipson.
We are still not seeing a vision for a fundamentally different and better Britain.
Labour must be an alternative political leadership, not advocates for positions in which we don’t actually believe.