In a welcome twist of events, the May government adopted Labour Party policy this week. Described as more "Balls than Osborne", Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that Conservative economic policy = fiscal discipline + investment for growth.
Theresa May opened her Tory conference speech today by saying that when her party came to Birmingham this week, "some big questions were hanging in the air". They still are. In fact, I have even more questions now than I did when she started. Here are ten...
Corbyn is not going anywhere anytime soon unless there is a defeat at a general election at the earliest. But even after Corbyn leaves his supporters will stay and they will remain active, so what needs to be done is not fight with them and add to the wall brick by brick but to try and reach out to them.
Thanks to the spotlight thrown by Labour party conference, voters have already seen some of the consequences of Corbyn's laissez-faire. But far worse is to come.
Her resignation after 18 days will - again - provoke laughter from many of Ukip's opponents. But those in the Labour party should not laugh too hard. With James now gone, it will allow the party to elect a leader who can truly take them on in those northern, working-class Labour heartlands. Deputy leader Paul Nuttall - who was supposed to have stood down but is yet to be replaced - would be an excellent candidate, but he didn't want to job three months ago and there is no suggestion he would change his mind now. That means Steven Woolfe could walk into the role.
How has our new PM responded to the destructive instability Brexit has created for a whole continent? She has appointed the three leading Brexiteers Johnson, Fox, and Davis to lead the Brexit negotiations. Is she serious? They got us into this fine mess in the first place.
With desperate need for investment in preventing poverty and homelessness, the government is making clear that they intend to hinder social mobility further by undoing much of the vital work the last Labour government did to give every child a fair chance at a good education.
Electoral oblivion can be avoided, but only if Labour embraces Brexit and stands up for its core voters. These policies will fit with Labour's ideology and will appeal not only to Labour Party members but to the wider public. The Labour Party must heed Get Britain Out's advice, or be out power for a generation.
Corbyn is trying his hardest to put together a top team without having to give shadow cabinet elections - which he used to support - or demote the divisive shadow chancellor, John McDonnell. Like Seumas Milne's Post-it note, Rees' comments toward Lewis and his colleagues are yet another avoidable gaffe.
When the practical and economic feasibility of a routine 7-day NHS has been roundly debunked by senior doctors, service providers and analyists, it is only natural to ask how this is going to happen. Maybe, we ought to be thinking a little more naturally ourselves, and prepare for our complementary secretary of state for health to give us a very complementary 7-day routine NHS.
Labour's highly successful conference has given us the term "21st Century Socialism" as a label to describe Corbyn's new political strategy. Cynics and plotters may observe that this term, rhetorically, performs the same role as "New Labour" - it looks back, but moves forward. But I really like it. Restoring socialism to the centre of public policy is a smart move that will advance political debate in this country.
I've just returned from a conference that saw claims allegations of anti-Semitism are exaggerated and Holocaust Memorial Day isn't inclusive enough, heckling of a speech in which a Jewish organisation called for the speedy implementation of rules to crackdown on racism and a group of young Israeli Labour members being photographed by Palestinian activists suggestions they were sent as "agents" of the government.
Would a progressive alliance make much difference? Opponents of the idea argue that, for the Tories to be defeated, most seats need to move from Conservative to Labour, so the aim must be to persuade Conservative areas to switch sides. This is a category error - it looks at seats when it needs to look at votes.
"The central task of the whole Labour party," Corbyn said, "must be to rebuild trust and support to win the next general election." I agree. I just wish he had put a bit more flesh on the bones - and I wish he had told his party activists that they need to start talking much more to former Labour voters in key constituencies and much less to each other.
We said supporting Jeremy's leadership was in the best interests of our members. Just days after his re-election, this fresh attack on employment rights to pave the way for tens of thousands more job cuts -- which we will obviously fight -- provides real proof that we were right to do so.
The 2016 Labour Party Conference in Liverpool validated that last year's in-fighting resulted in a bruised and divided party that will take time to come together again. It was a year wasted and should not be repeated. Thankfully, there was a glimmer of hope for the future.