Steven Fielding

Keir Starmer needs to find his own Guilty Men

6 July 2020 5:49 pm

This is a week of bittersweet anniversaries for the Labour party. It is now 72 years since Clement Attlee’s government…

The Labour left are purging themselves

2 July 2020 8:24 pm

Ever since Keir Starmer was elected leader in April a phoney peace has prevailed in the Labour party. While it…

Can Keir Starmer turn Labour into a credible party?

15 June 2020 9:35 pm

By most measures Keir Starmer has, politically speaking, won the war when it comes to Covid. Since becoming Labour leader…

Why is the Labour left so averse to Winston Churchill?

9 June 2020 2:29 am

It has become a ritual almost as traditional as the Changing of the Guard. During a weekend of mostly peaceful…

Could Keir Starmer become a populist politician?

31 May 2020 8:04 pm

It has been a remarkable week. Boris Johnson’s refusal to sack Dominic Cummings for what the vast majority of Britons…

Coronavirus and the enduring myth of Britain's 'Dunkirk spirit'

25 May 2020 3:32 pm

World War Two remains, for a certain kind of Brit, a living and vital presence. The increasingly-distant memory of our Finest…

Boris Johnson should be wary of comparisons with Churchill

8 May 2020 7:00 pm

Despite his carefully-crafted bumbling image, Boris Johnson is anything but daft. When vying to replace the apparently rootless Tory moderniser…

How Keir Starmer's message was pitch perfect

5 April 2020 10:02 pm

It was not the acceptance speech he could have anticipated making when the campaign for the Labour leadership began many…

Corbyn’s leadership has been a success and a failure for Labour

3 April 2020 7:21 pm

When he was elected Labour leader on 12 September 2015 opinion was uniquely divided as to what impact Jeremy Corbyn would…

Blair failed to save Labour from itself, so how can anyone else?

26 February 2020 7:13 pm

Tony Blair is at it again. With Labour members currently pondering who should replace Jeremy Corbyn, the party’s most electorally…

Are all the Labour leadership candidates Corbynites now?

7 February 2020 11:56 pm

This week every contender for the Labour leadership and deputy leadership signed up to a series of pledges issued by…

Corbyn’s cult have learnt nothing from the left’s last election wipeout

22 December 2019 6:00 pm

I initially misread the reaction of Labour’s leading Corbynites and social media outriders to the party’s most cataclysmic defeat since…

Will Brexit save Corbynism?

16 December 2019 9:14 pm

In the immediate aftermath of an election, its meaning is established. Once this is fixed, it is almost impossible to…

When it comes to trust, our party leaders could learn from Tony Blair

29 November 2019 1:32 am

According to a YouGov poll 45 per cent of Britons believe today’s party leaders are worse than any of their…

Jeremy Corbyn is a pale imitation of Clement Attlee

22 November 2019 11:16 pm

To excited cheers, Angela Rayner last week promised Labour supporters that a Jeremy Corbyn-led government ‘would knock the socks off’…

Boris Johnson is repeating Churchill’s campaign mistake

10 November 2019 6:00 pm

In one of Boris Johnson’s opening salvoes of the 2019 campaign he said of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party: ‘they detest…

Is this the beginning of the end for Jeremy Corbyn?

25 September 2019 10:11 pm

Did Labour’s conference help or hinder Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming prime minister? For some, Corbyn ended up stronger than…

The real reason Corbynites turned on Caroline Lucas and the Greens

14 August 2019 3:30 pm

Caroline Lucas’s plan for an all-female emergency Cabinet to stop a no-deal Brexit is a fantasy, with no prospect of success.…

Labour is gearing up for the wrong fight against Boris Johnson

29 July 2019 8:02 pm

Boris Johnson is sometimes compared to Winston Churchill, not least by the man himself. Unfortunately for Britain’s new Prime Minister,…