Labour Party

The smoking ban will be back

25 May 2024 5:21 pm

Has Rishi Sunak’s surprise summer election spared Britain some nanny state interventions? At first glance it seemed so, as it…

Keir Starmer is ashamed of his party

9 May 2024 2:58 am

Questions from backbenchers dominated PMQs. Sir Edward Leigh is keen to end unfettered immigration and he announced a way to…

Wes Streeting should be ashamed of his white supremacist Tory jibe

3 May 2024 12:07 am

Over the past few years Wes Streeting has established himself as one of the more open-minded and reasonable members of…

Why a Labour super-majority is unlikely

21 April 2024 4:00 pm

In economic, there is a phenomenon known as ‘automatic stabilisers’, which kick in at the onset of a recession. Without…

Dowden: UK position on arms sales to Israel ‘has not changed’

8 April 2024 4:57 am

Dowden: UK position on arms sales to Israel ‘has not changed’ Israel and Hamas are expected to hold a new…

Could Sadiq Khan lose London?

6 April 2024 9:00 am

With Labour 20 points ahead in the national polls, a lot of Tories have already written off next month’s mayoral…

Hunt: Tories will keep the triple lock on pensions

25 March 2024 12:08 am

Jeremy Hunt: Russian government creating a ‘smokescreen of propaganda’ On Friday night, a terrorist attack at a large concert in…

Cameron says ‘military action was only option’ in Yemen

14 January 2024 11:45 pm

David Cameron: western strikes on Houthi rebels are ‘a very clear message’ This week the US and UK launched military…

Keir Starmer’s morning of U-turns

14 January 2024 10:45 pm

Another day, another U-turn from Keir Starmer. Or to be precise, two new U-turns from the Labour leader before midday.…

Stella Creasy is wrong about the ‘motherhood penalty’

17 December 2023 8:39 pm

If you find yourself frazzled by the Christmas rush, spare a thought for Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, who is…

Portrait of the week

14 October 2023 9:00 am

Starmer faces tough questions as Labour’s conference begins

8 October 2023 10:21 pm

Keir Starmer began his big conference interview with the BBC talking about the story that has dominated the weekend –…


30 September 2023 9:00 am

At least Britain isn’t that corrupt

30 September 2023 9:00 am

Long-time readers may recall that I take a special interest in the art of corruption. And this week America has…

Broken Britain: what went wrong?

9 September 2023 9:00 am

Who broke Britain?

Does the public want reheated Blairism?

9 September 2023 9:00 am

To understand the political journey of Sir Keir Starmer, look to Liz Kendall. This week the Blairite and one-time leadership…

The Tories need a shake-up – and Sunak knows it

2 September 2023 9:00 am

When prime ministers sense the end is near, they tend to follow a similar pattern. They change senior civil servants…

Portrait of the week

26 August 2023 9:00 am

The covert campaign against field sports

12 August 2023 9:00 am

The renewed war on rural pursuits

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…