Labour Party

Does ‘equality’ mean the same to Rebecca Long-Bailey as it did to Plato?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

The candidates battling for the leadership of the Labour party never stop banging on about ‘social justice’ and ‘equality’. But…

Why bother joining the Labour party?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Now that there is yet another chance to vote for a leader of the Labour party, if you are prepared…

The Labour candidates the Tories are worried about

11 January 2020 9:00 am

When a Labour politician or aide stops to chat in the corridors of parliament these days, they only have one…

Labour’s failure isn’t necessarily the Tories’ success

21 December 2019 9:00 am

A moment arrives when one does just have to admit defeat. We shall leave the European Union and there isn’t…

Politics has fractured along new fault lines – those elected must repair the cracks

14 December 2019 9:00 am

It’s easy to see why the Labour party tried so hard to avoid this general election. They looked certain to…

Changing the script: the shifting character of our political parties

14 December 2019 9:00 am

Elections should be carnivals of democracy. The campaign we have just been through, though, has felt more like amateur dramatics.…

This is the most important election in modern history – so vote, and vote Tory

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Next week, voters will decide the future of the government, of Brexit, and perhaps of the Union. Jeremy Corbyn has…

What the Tories don’t understand about Corbyn voters

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Until recently, the Tories seemed pretty confident about next week’s election. Despite spending three and a half years blundering over…

All belief systems must accept the danger of ridicule and contempt

30 November 2019 9:00 am

In the ‘whataboutery’ which now dominates British politics, no mention of Labour anti-Semitism is complete without a counter-accusation of Tory…

I’ve finally found out the truth about my horse-riding nemesis

30 November 2019 9:00 am

She was a trade union activist, she told me. She wanted a second referendum. Well, they all do. I’m starting…

Get ready for the Great Lammy Firewall

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Many of you will be waiting, with much excitement, for the Great Lammy Firewall, which will be introduced by our…

Labour’s real 2019 manifesto

23 November 2019 9:00 am

In 2019, Labour’s strategy is about delivering a fairer, more prosperous society, in adherence to our motto: for the zany,…

Jeremy Corbyn is a pale imitation of Clement Attlee

22 November 2019 11:16 pm

To excited cheers, Angela Rayner last week promised Labour supporters that a Jeremy Corbyn-led government ‘would knock the socks off’…

Boris’s fate will be decided by Lib Dem voters

9 November 2019 9:00 am

The Tories’ great fear in this campaign is that they can get their vote out, squeeze the Brexit party right…

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…