There are more parties than ever running for the European parliament in the UK – but that isn’t necessarily a good thing.
The shadow foreign secretary’s attack on departing Labour MPs is out of step with public feeling.
Quitting Labour and Conservative MPs need to decide where to position themselves if they want to keep their seats. Even then, it’s going to be a slog.
Here’s what needs to happen if the UK’s newest political formation wants to stand in elections as a party.
It doesn’t matter that this new formation doesn’t have a policy. The very act of striking out alone is a powerful message about the broken system that has landed the UK in this mess.
A group of MPs has cited Brexit, anti-semitism and Corbynism more broadly as motivations to leave.
The Labour split may cause electoral problems, but it could also prompt fresh thinking.