Bridget Phillipson is Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South.
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.