Labour Party

Will Leave voters forgive a Brexit delay?

5 October 2019 9:00 am

‘It is definitely less than 50 per cent,’ says one Downing Street source when asked about the chances of a…

Paul Embery: Labour is too much Hampstead, not enough Hartlepool

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Arrived in Remain-on-sea (also known as Brighton) for Labour party conference. As an old-fashioned trade unionist hailing from a working-class…

Why Tom Watson is battling to change Labour’s Brexit policy

12 September 2019 12:32 am

Why has Tom Watson given a speech about what his party leadership should do on Brexit? The party’s deputy leader…

Labour will not endorse Remain in a general election

11 September 2019 7:52 am

Very important breaking news. Which is that trade unions, in their TULO meeting with Jeremy Corbyn, have tonight endorsed the…

Labour’s losing its old heartlands. Backing Remain could make things worse

6 July 2019 9:45 pm

A moderate, halfway-competent Labour party could crush the Tories. But given that Labour members are Corbynite in inclination, what are…

Corbyn isn’t working – and Labour is being picked apart by its new enemies

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Protestors on the anti-Brexit marches have sensed an eerie absence. ‘What is it?’ I thought back in March as I…

Hundreds of graves were vandalised in Sarre-Union’s Jewish cemetery in eastern France in February 2015

’I know it when I see it’ – anti-Semitism for dummies

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Some people might argue that Deborah Lipstadt has given us the book we desperately need from the author best equipped…

Sian Brooke and Alex Hassell in 'I'm Not Running'. Photo: Mark Douet

Women should boycott David Hare’s slanderous new play: I’m Not Running reviewed

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Sir David Hare’s weird new play sets out to chronicle the history of the Labour movement from 1996 to the…

This should be Theresa May’s last conference as Tory leader

29 September 2018 9:00 am

The worst of Britain’s post-war mistakes, ideas we thought long dead, are once more in the air. Yet again there…

The cuddly new John McDonnell is more dangerous than Corbyn

29 September 2018 9:00 am

‘Wherever Sir Stafford Cripps has tried to increase wealth and happiness,’ wrote the Conservative Scottish journalist Colm Brogan, ‘grass never…

How to cope with unsold tickets and empty halls: my advice to Owen Jones

9 June 2018 9:00 am

My heart goes out to Owen Jones. The left-wing journalist is one of the headliners at a Labour party fund-raiser…

The origins of Labour’s racism

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Another word which has gained a new meaning in the present decade, along with ‘vulnerable’ and ‘diverse’: survivor. Once it…

Women come last in Labour’s deranged victim hierarchy

27 January 2018 9:00 am

I wonder if we are about to see a mass resignation of women from Labour, furious at the party’s collapse…

Jeremy Corbyn’s takeover is complete – and the Tories are terrified

20 January 2018 9:00 am

For Jeremy Corbyn and his allies, there has been no far-left takeover of the Labour party or its governing National…

“I’ll eat you alive” – Angela Rayner interview

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Angela Rayner is perhaps the only Labour MP who works with a picture of Theresa May hanging above her desk.…

Order, order! In the Commons, you are where you sit

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Diet nannies will spend Christmas telling us ‘you are what you eat’ but in the House of Commons ‘you are…

‘The first 100 days will be radical’ – John McDonnell on the Corbyn coup and its consequences

9 December 2017 9:00 am

John McDonnell looks exhausted, slumped in his parliamentary office chair. Nobody said the revolution would be easy. Do he and…

Gordon Brown’s memoirs show he is good at blowing his own trumpet – but nothing else

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Gordon Brown has pitched his memoirs as the honest confessions of a decent man. He failed to win the one…

Gathering storm

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Sally Potter’s The Party, which unfolds in real time during a politician’s soirée to celebrate her promotion, is just 71…

Real life

15 July 2017 9:00 am

‘What do you think it means?’ I asked the builder boyfriend as we stood in front of the sign. A…

No Khan do

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Let’s try a thought experiment, shall we? If a senior adviser to my old boss, Boris Johnson, had celebrated John…

Way to go, Jeremy Corbyn – root out those Jew-haters!

4 June 2016 9:00 am

A long and arduous flight back from the Caucasus, but worth it nonetheless for the meaningful protest we had staged…

Rod Liddle: Labour’s putting me on trial for thought crime

21 May 2016 9:00 am

I got an email this week, from a chap called Harry, which began as follows: ‘I am writing to inform you…

What Labour needs now is a takeover by real left-wing radicals

7 May 2016 9:00 am

To say that the Labour party is in crisis because it is ‘too left-wing’ is to miss the point spectacularly.…

Bellanger review: a posh Islington restaurant for semi-ordinary people

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Islington is a bellwether, and also a joke: the most unequal borough in London, where social housing leans against £4…