Jeremy Corbyn's critics overplayed their hand in the weeks leading up to these elections... but that doesn't mean the bigger questions about his leadership, and Labour's electability, have been resolved.
Labour was always going to lose ground in this week’s elections, but the party’s truly dreadful last week will provide protection for Jeremy Corbyn from the difficult questions those results should have raised.
We thought London would never be the same. And for a while people did act differently. But soon enough we were back to silent tube commuting, glaring at anyone standing on the left on an escalator, or blocking the exits.
London Live's misfire wouldn’t matter so much if it were the only casualty. But if it fails, it threatens the whole sector. Who would invest in local TV in Liverpool, Bristol or Newcastle if it couldn’t work in London?
The RMT's motto is "Agitate, Educate, Organise". Bob Crow was a living embodiment of that philosophy, often seeming to relish his status as a bolshy villain.
His sudden death comes at a time of great change for the workers he led. It's too soon to establish how they will fare without him -- but breaking free of his shadow will be a huge challenge for whoever succeeds him.