Andy Burnham

Manchester isn’t oppressed, Andy Burnham – it’s wildly overrated

28 May 2016 9:00 am

‘The shortest way out of Manchester,’ it used to be said, ‘is notoriously a bottle of Gordon’s gin.’ But that…

Portrait of the week

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that if Britain left the European Union, France could stop allowing British officials…

Portrait of the week

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Home In the shadow cabinet chosen by the new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, the Exchequer went to John McDonnell, a…

Portrait of the week

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Home Andrew Burnham described calls from Yvette Cooper, a rival candidate for the Labour leadership, for him to withdraw from…

Labour MPs’ next choice: which leadership coup to back

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn’s close friend Tony Benn had five questions he always asked of those in power: ‘What power have you…

Fraser Nelson’s Diary: Spotting the miscreants at Jeremy Clarke’s drunkenness-themed book launch

4 July 2015 9:00 am

‘Hello. I’m lesbian threesome,’ the young lady tells Taki. ‘And I’m Mongolian rampage,’ says the young man beside her. We’re…

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…

Labour’s campaign was fine. It’s the party that Britain rejected

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Patrick Wintour is one of the best political editors around. For the Guardian he’s been for decades a cool and…

Portrait of the week

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The annual rate of inflation turned negative in April, for the first time since 1960, with deflation of 0.1…

On Jim O’Neill, the new ‘Northern Powerhouse’ supremo

23 May 2015 9:00 am

A doff of my flat cap to Jim O’Neill, the former Goldman Sachs economist who has been made a peer,…

It's hard not to gloat, but I'm trying my hardest

23 May 2015 9:00 am

I was disappointed to hear Andy Burnham on Marr last Sunday declare his opposition to free schools. He put plenty…

The two Labour tribes preparing to go to war

16 May 2015 9:00 am

The Labour party is in a worse position today than after its defeat in 1992. Then, the electorate sent Labour…

Andy Burnham interview: 'I wanted a different approach, because I'm mainstream Labour'

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Time was when Andy Burnham passed for a middle-of-the-road Labourite: he was deemed insufficiently dramatic and impressive to secure much…

So the near collapse of A&Es around the country is all my fault?

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Oh, I see. So it’s my fault. There I was, thinking that the general swamping and near collapse of accident…

Even Ukip don't dare break the unhealthy consensus on the NHS

3 January 2015 9:00 am

There’s an irony about Ukip’s rise. Nigel Farage party’s popularity is driven by a widespread sense that the main parties…

What the NHS owes the Tories

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Pinned to the wall of Jeremy Hunt’s office in the Department of Health is an A1 piece of paper detailing…