Steven Fielding

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…

Keir Starmer and the agony of the Corbynistas

2 October 2021 11:53 am

Carole Vincent briefly became the unexpected poster girl of Labour’s remaining Corbynites when she heckled Keir Starmer during his leader’s…

How Starmer can beat Boris

12 June 2021 3:30 pm

How should Keir Starmer deal with a problem like Boris Johnson? Despite the Prime Minister’s mistakes in the handling of…

Is it time for Keir Starmer to forget about uniting his party?

17 May 2021 4:25 pm

Campaigning to become Labour leader last year, Keir Starmer said Harold Wilson was his favourite party leader of the last…

Keir Starmer can’t afford to wait for the Tories to defeat themselves

8 May 2021 10:30 pm

‘We’re trapped between the two worlds,’ said a Labour worker during the last days of the party’s ill-fated Hartlepool by-election…

The return of Tory sleaze?

17 April 2021 4:00 pm

‘It’s the return of Tory sleaze’: so said Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. His was an assertion…

What Starmer can learn from Miliband's mug

16 February 2021 6:03 pm

Since becoming Labour leader, Keir Starmer has single-mindedly been trying to persuade red wall voters that Labour is ‘patriotic’, just like…

A warning from history for Keir Starmer

14 November 2020 6:30 pm

It is nearly a year since one of the Labour party’s worst ever election defeats; and just over six months…

Keir Starmer’s hardest task lies ahead

23 September 2020 4:20 pm

Keir Starmer’s first conference speech as Labour leader took place in exceptional circumstances. Thanks to Covid, there was no party…

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…