Jeremy Corbyn

Could Jeremy Corbyn become a left-wing Nigel Farage?

26 May 2024 4:30 pm

Why can’t Jeremy Corbyn be a left-wing Farage? Why can’t he threaten Labour as Ukip and its successor parties threatened…

Will Keir Starmer ever learn to loosen up?

24 February 2024 9:00 am

The Labour leader comes across as compassionate and hard-working, but so ill at ease in front of the cameras that even his close friends fail to recognise him

Corbyn’s plan to cause trouble for Sir Keir

12 August 2023 9:00 am

Earlier this summer, a hundred or so Londoners gathered around a solar-powered stage truck at Highbury Fields to celebrate 40…

Did Jeremy Corbyn win the general election?

28 May 2022 5:30 pm

Almost five years ago to the day, Amber Rudd had her finest hour in politics. Standing in for the frit…

Putin must look at the West and laugh

23 February 2022 6:15 am

Whatever the West’s response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty, the crisis demonstrates the limitations of western politics and policy…

Rishi in, Keir out: 2020's most popular baby names

19 October 2021 7:56 am

Once the popularity of politicians was judged by how many babies they were asked to kiss – now it’s by…

Labour lefties show their solidarity

17 August 2021 7:04 pm

Once the British left fought for civil rights, social justice and the brotherhood of man. But now such high principles…

Kicking out the cranks won't save Labour

20 July 2021 3:30 pm

There is a problem with Sir Keir Starmer’s reported plan to expel 1,000 Labour members associated with ‘poisonous’ groups, and…

Why is a Jewish lecturer being investigated for mocking Corbyn?

24 May 2021 9:18 pm

It’s a tale worthy of Kafka. Dr Pete Newbon, a lecturer in humanities at Northumbria University, is being investigated by…

The world's unluckiest anti-racist: Corbyn's greatest hits

18 May 2021 3:05 am

Rallies for Palestine were held across the country this weekend which meant of course a starring role for one Jeremy…

A politician's guide to non-denial denials

28 April 2021 4:50 pm

Michael Gove was deployed to the Commons on Monday afternoon to answers questions on the ministerial code, an hour-long appearance…

Momentum's cunning plan would keep the Tories in power forever

11 April 2021 3:45 pm

Momentum, the Labour campaign group dedicated to keeping Corbynism alive, this week demanded that Keir Starmer commit to introducing a…

The myth of ‘progressive’ thinking

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Too much weight is put on the idea of ‘progress’

The real test for Starmer will come post-Covid

2 September 2020 12:44 am

Labour is gearing up for its first big Commons clash since returning from recess this afternoon, with shadow education secretary…

Why Keir Starmer no longer needs to fear the left of his party

25 August 2020 11:39 pm

John McDonnell, Corbyn’s right hand man for four and a half years, was full of praise when asked about the…

Does ‘swathe’ rhyme with ‘bathe’ or ‘moth’?

4 July 2020 9:00 am

At Glastonbury in 2017 ‘a whole swathe of young people had a political awakening’, chanting ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’, said the…

What would a Keir Starmer Labour party look like?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

What would a Keir Starmer Labour party look like?

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Bernie Sanders is The Corbynizer

24 February 2020 6:00 am

This article is in The Spectator’s March 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. Historians of the future, if there are any, will note…

Labour’s radicals need to grow up

9 February 2020 7:00 pm

As the well-worn cliché has it: if you’re not a socialist at 16, you don’t have a heart; if you’re…

Is Labour heading for another Kinnock moment?

18 January 2020 3:08 am

‘You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round…

Corbyn’s problem was not that the media hated him – but that he hated the media

21 December 2019 9:00 am

On the morning of the election, we buried my lovely mum. I write this 24 hours later, now on a…

Listen: Labour MP claims BBC ‘consciously’ undermined Corbyn

16 December 2019 10:00 pm

The last few days have seen a rapidly coarsening Labour debate over who is ultimately responsible for the party’s historic…

The battle for the soul of the Labour party

14 December 2019 9:00 am

In the days before the election, senior Labour people were already discussing how to replace Jeremy Corbyn should the party…

Can Labour’s moderates learn from all their mistakes?

14 December 2019 3:18 am

Labour’s defeat is so terrible that it provides the kind of creative destruction that could save the party. It will…

Tories benefit from no-show at chaotic TV debate as election enters final days

9 December 2019 7:49 am

Believe it or not, there was yet another televised election debate tonight, this time on Channel 4, called the ‘Everything…