Labour's lines on welfare

You have to feel sorry for them. Osborne sets his cunning little trap. (He doesn’t really care about money, or the state of the nation. what really turns him on is shafting Labour). Harman sees it coming, and wants to dodge it but getting everyone to abstain. Burnham disagrees, but wanst to be loyal. Corbyn has always believed that Osborne’s austerity is a con – he’s not going to change his mind now. So there they are, all over the place.

            The answer, we’re told, is a leader who can win. Yeah, that’s right. Tony Blair won three elections, by being tough and energetic, and by shutting everyone else up. He made all the decisions. There was a cost, involving sucking up to Murdoch, and the Iraq War. But you can’t have everything.