All the politicians and journalists claim to care about Stoke, but none of them live here.
Despite pages and pages of proposed amendments, not a single one was passed.
After all the build up, you'd have been forgiven for expecting something a bit more impressive from parliament's debate on triggering Article 50.
It's not going to be easy to square this circle, but the Labour leader isn't presenting a meaningful post-Brexit vision.
The plan is to start again in 2017, but the Labour leader's key messages are still too vague.
Copeland has been Labour for more than 30 years, but these are not normal times and this is no ordinary by-election.
He is revered for founding the welfare state, but the post-war leader also left a lasting legacy in British intelligence.
There is little chance of industrial unrest on the the scale of the 1970s, but Labour still has to tread carefully.
Caroline Johnson won with a large majority in the by-election in Lincolnshire.
The rules have changed but the former PM still knows how to play the game.
Hammond has taken an oddly similar stance to former shadow chancellor Ed Balls: running a deficit and boosting infrastructure spending.
In 2004 the Labour government allowed citizens of the 10 new EU states labour market access. Why did Blair make this decision?
Shadow education minister Angela Rayner has received abuse for the way she speaks, just as polticians are accused of failing to represent the people.
The investigation commissioned by the party failed to define what it understood antisemitism to mean, so how can it be worth the paper it's written on?
A High Street store may give Theresa May the model for bolstering the role of employees in how companies are run.
The right has succeeded in making this a toxic issue. Perhaps the moral option is to take a large step back.
Lots of ground was covered but bridges were not built in Liverpool.
Young people are joining Labour in droves so Paula Keaveney asked her team of students what they really thought of the annual party conference.
Labour reformers toyed with the image of democratic participation without realising what it would actually lead to – a democratic debate. But the next step is not to backpedal against democracy.
Are quotas the best way to challenge sexism and discrimination in politics and workplaces?