Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman and the PSA's Journalist of the Year. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics.
Labour will only be disappointed that the policy hasn't caused more of a fight.
What form of fudge Labour commits to on Brexit this week is a lot less important than what ends up in their next manifesto.
Oppositions love announcing the creation of new departments, but the value of this one is unclear.
Although silence would have been a better option, the blunt truth is that Labour's Brexit strategy is also the party's only viable option in the short term.
It's hard to see how the Conservative Party could credibly trigger another without shredding what's left of their brand.
The reality is that we simply don’t know enough about how British politics will look even in December.
The Prime Minister’s olive branch to EU citizens is a sign of just how plausible a no deal exit now is.
In a statement that at times bore an only cursory relationship to reality, May further decreased her own room for flexibility.
And even another election may not be enough.
Had the party’s 2015 leadership election used these rules, it seems likely that it would have been Burnham vs Cooper.