A prominent socialist thinktank has claimed the Labour Party has no chance of winning a majority in the next election.
The Fabian Society conducted an analysis based on recent polling and election information, which concluded it was "unthinkable" the party would win outright.
It advised the party to take a centre-ground political stance, and consider forming a coalition with the Liberal Democrats or the Scottish National Party to solidify a majority vote.
The society concludes that the party's main challenge now is to find a way to appeal to both Leave and Remain voters in 2016's EU referendum, in order to stem the continual loss of votes to UKIP and the Lib Dems.
This is the latest blow to the Labour Party in what has proven to be a difficult couple of weeks, following US President Barack Obama calling the party under Jeremy Corbyn "out of touch".
Corbyn oversaw a fierce leadership challenge last year, after a vote of no confidence among Labour MPs passed by a margin of 172 to 40.