Matthew Parris :
He correctly interprets the results as a resounding raspberry to Labour and GB, rather than a resounding endorsement of DC. Grauniad commenter outradgie notes :
Mr Miliband said the message Labour had now to get across was how different and dangerous were the Tories, who deeply hated government and wanted to cut it wherever they could. Mr Burnham said the message Labour had now to get across was how David Cameron and George Osborne were just shallow copycats with no philosophy of their own - their ideas and plans merely aping new Labour. I didn't have the heart to put to Mr Burnham what Mr Miliband had said.
It's a disturbing echo of the Tory disarray in 1997, when some of them were issuing dire warnings that Blair was a dangerous radical who would ruin everything, while the rest were complaining that Blair had stolen their policies.
Funnily enough, both were right.
Not much has changed and we're still doomed, but it's a lovely day and the garden awaits. Here's some happy music. Don't take it too literally - from personal experiance not all Rastamen are Godly paragons. I do like Biblical reggae :
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me