Labour guilt

It’s painful. Having spent four years saying nothing about the Tory bed-time story (“I know it’s tough, but we have to clear up Labour’s mess”) Labour candidates for the leadership suddenly think it’s vital to spell out precisely the ways in which they did or didn’t overspend in 2007.

Meanwhile, the Tories have plans to intensify the misery they’ve already inflicted on the least vulnerable, to whom Labour will presumably say “Hey, I know it’s tough. but we have to pursue those elusive 40,000 voters that Lynton Crosby bullied into voting Tory; when we get them on our side in five years time, we may be able to help.” by which time, for all too many, it will be too late.