I have taken down all the research related to UKIP from these pages. I paid for them out of my own pocket. I didn’t need to do this but I did so in order to try to come up with practical solutions for how Labour deals with the threat from UKIP. There are a number of pieces of research which were never published as well, most of which I also paid for out of my own pocket.

I will continue to help where I can, and I am happy to speak with anybody about the research and what my recommendations may or may not be. However I won’t be publishing what those recommendations are despite the best efforts of some commentators to draw me into doing so.

Labour campaigners on the ground are having to do almost all the heavy lifting for the party, and have done so for the best part of a decade now. It is they who deserve any support I can give and I will continue to reject any requests for any strategy I have to be spilled out across the pages of Twitter for all and sundry to see, UKIP included.