And yet another MP resigns – Labour’s Tristram Hunt

Well if you were a right wing Labour Party member still clinging on to the view that Labour is not in deep difficulties this latest resignation should be a huge wake up call.

Having said that I take that with the vast majority of Labour’s members being left wing these days they will probably have seen him as a ‘Red Tory’ so may well be quite happy he is leaving their fold?

The Momentum is clearly with Labour’s left as the right are seemingly starting to give up the fight.

Gove reforms would be kept by Labour

Labour has said it would not repeal any of the major school reforms introduced by Education Secretary Michael Gove if it wins the next general election. Tristram Hunt, shadow education secretary, said he did not want to “waste political energy” by “tinkering” with changes made to the curriculum and academy schools in England since 2010.

BBC News has the original story but thanks go to the LGiU for distilling it into the briefing above.

What on earth has all the posturing from Labour about the unpopular reforms of this unlikeable Education Secretary been all about then? Sounds like Labour are yet again on the one hand condemning Coalition policy but on the other saying they will not change it or reverse it! Is there any point to an opposition that agrees with the Government of the day on the fundamentals of public policy?