Steven Fielding

Does the fate of Foot’s Labour show what could happen to the Tories?

9 June 2024 3:30 pm

The party is floundering. Its leaders are at odds with their activists about what are their core beliefs. It is…

Has Starmer really changed the Labour party permanently?

2 June 2024 5:40 pm

In his first speech of this election campaign, Keir Starmer made what is likely to become an extremely familiar claim.…

How Starmer wants to reverse Thatcher’s legacy

30 March 2024 5:30 pm

Members of Labour’s frontbench have recently fallen over themselves to acclaim Margaret Thatcher. Hot on the heels of Rachel Reeves…

Starmer doesn’t need to be loved to win the next election

22 February 2024 4:38 am

Conservatives are currently reassuring themselves that a general election defeat is not inevitable because, as Nadine Dorries put it recently,…

Why Starmer praised Thatcher

4 December 2023 7:01 pm

In an event that almost forms part of Britain’s unwritten constitution, if not quite as regular an occurrence as Big…

Why Keir Starmer should be wary of Blair

14 August 2023 9:47 pm

During his successful 2020 leadership campaign Keir Starmer claimed he was his own man, saying, ‘I can think for myself,…

Can Labour’s ‘no money’ note still work magic for the Tories?

29 April 2023 4:00 pm

It’s back! The scrap of paper left in 2010 by Labour’s outgoing chief secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne for…

Starmer is more brutal than he is boring

6 December 2022 11:35 pm

On the day he unveiled Gordon Brown’s 153-page report into renewing Britain’s democracy Keir Starmer showed his steely side and…

Could Boris Johnson ever make a comeback as PM?

30 September 2022 7:37 pm

The big hope for Boris Johnson, according to Dominic Cummings, was that Liz Truss’s likely implosion as Prime Minister might…

Liz Truss has a Boris Johnson problem

28 August 2022 7:00 pm

Can a honeymoon be over before the Wedding March has even begun? Liz Truss might be about to find out.…

Thatcherism is a cult the Tories should not follow

21 August 2022 3:00 pm

Friedrich Nietzsche may not be the most fashionable member of the conservative canon, but doubtless he wouldn’t care much. He…

Could Boris return?

28 July 2022 11:37 pm

Asked recently whether Boris Johnson, Britain’s soon-to-be-ex-Prime Minister, would ever return to the highest elected office in the land, super-loyalist…

Which Tory leader does Labour fear the most?

17 July 2022 5:00 pm

Ask any Labour politician which of the Conservative leadership candidates they fear most and they will most likely say: none…

Boris's attempt to become a second Churchill

14 July 2022 9:22 pm

On his way up the greasy pole Boris Johnson was keen to claim an affinity with Winston Churchill. Clearly, associating…

Boris Johnson's fate is to be forgotten

30 June 2022 4:00 pm

Boris Johnson divides Britons in a way few other politicians manage. To his dwindling group of supporters, he is the…

Is Britain heading for a summer of discontent?

11 June 2022 8:19 pm

With workers across the economy looking set to go on strike during the next few months there is talk of…

Keir Starmer isn’t working

9 June 2022 5:28 pm

Silence. That is what we heard during Gloria de Piero’s recent focus group which she held for her GB News…

Should Thatcher fall?

17 May 2022 2:06 am

It didn’t take long for the first egg to hit. Just a few hours after Margaret Thatcher’s statue was delicately placed on…

Tory MPs have a point about not removing Boris now

13 April 2022 10:01 pm

According to the Metropolitan police, Boris Johnson broke his own lockdown rules during the Covid crisis and, according to almost…

Ukraine isn't Boris's ‘Falklands moment’

8 March 2022 10:12 pm

What should we make of Boris’s response to war in Ukraine? The verdict from one Tory MP is already in: ‘History…

Will the Ukraine crisis finally end Stop the War's hold over Labour?

28 February 2022 5:00 pm

For weeks, discussion about partygate dominated Britain’s newspapers. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put paid to that. But Boris Johnson…

Can Labour members ever learn to love Keir Starmer?

12 February 2022 4:45 am

Keir Starmer is the master of all he surveys. Thanks to partygate, Labour now enjoys a consistent poll lead over…

Does Keir Starmer really want Boris Johnson to step down?

28 January 2022 11:27 pm

It’s time for Boris Johnson to go, says Keir Starmer. Angela Rayner agrees: ‘Fundamentally the British public are starting to see that…

Boris's partygate troubles mean a welcome dilemma for Starmer

25 January 2022 12:00 am

The last time a Conservative government was in the midst of a crisis like partygate, Labour had a choice. Should it stick…

Will the real Keir Starmer stand up?

4 January 2022 6:06 pm

Keir Starmer begins 2022 looking like the best-placed Labour leader since the distant days of Tony Blair. That at least…