For too long Labour has taken Scotland for granted. It is now paying the price.
In Glasgow, 40 per cent trusted the SNP most compared to 16 per cent who said Labour.
Ed Miliband would do well to start fighting with ‘every fibre of his being’ in Scotland.
Yesterday the broadcasters unveiled a proposal for televised leaders’ debates that fails basic tests of fairness and balance.
What do the Middleton and Heywood and Clacton by-elections tell us about the Labour vote?
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The Fabian Society are right to highlight the UKIP threat to Ed Miliband, writes Richard Carr.
Labour looks set to hold a seat in Heywood and Middleton this week, while the Conservatives look likely to lose two of theirs.
Labour needs to be prepared for a coalition even if it doesn’t want one.
It isn’t enough to be half competent, polling well on some areas but poorly on others.