Robert Philpot

Labour always lurches left when it loses. But this time is worse

15 August 2015 9:00 am

It appeared the ultimate summer ‘silly season’ story: that Labour would choose an unrepentant, self-consciously unspun bearded leftie as its…

The humiliation that turned Andy Burnham from Blairite to union man

20 June 2015 9:00 am

As graduates of the country’s best university, most former Cambridge students neither seek nor expect much in the way of…

The carpet-bombing of Hamburg killed 40,000 people. It also did good

9 May 2015 9:00 am

In the early hours of 25 July 1943, nearly 800 RAF Halifaxes and Lancasters launched a 50-minute bombing raid on…

How Ed Miliband lost the Jewish vote

18 April 2015 9:00 am

When he was seven, Ed Miliband was taken to visit his grandmother in Tel Aviv. Pointing to a black-and-white photograph…