Labour Party

How Keir Starmer has reshaped Labour

4 July 2020 9:00 am

For the first time in 13 years, the public, when polled, think a Labour leader would make the best prime…

The left-wing case for Keir Starmer

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Do you remember where you were when the BBC showed a rerun of Bowie’s Glastonbury set? When we ask each…

Liberal fears are contagious

23 May 2020 9:00 am

It has become a commonplace among social psychologists that one of the characteristics that unites conservatives is our sensitivity to…

How the Labour party ran out of ideas

15 May 2020 9:11 pm

After losing the leadership contest in April, the left of the Labour Party regrouped. Organising as part of old factions…

The Jewish Chronicle must be saved

9 April 2020 7:58 pm

The Jewish Chronicle must be saved. Take that as our starting point and there is all the more chance of…

Keir Starmer may have a better chance of taking Labour to power than anyone expected

4 April 2020 9:00 am

First impressions matter in politics. Once the public have made their mind up about a politician, they rarely change it.…

What would a Keir Starmer Labour party look like?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

What would a Keir Starmer Labour party look like?

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…

The ancients would have thought Boris was deluded

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

The gloom that envelopes the Labour party stands in strong contrast to the confidence and hope that the Prime Minister…

Labour won’t win voters back by denigrating Britain’s past

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

They never learn, do they? Lisa Nandy, the dark horse candidate in the Labour leadership race, has demanded the word…

Portrait of the week: Prince Harry leaves, Jess Phillips drops out and Trump goes on trial

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Home The Duke of Sussex left England to join his wife, Meghan, in Canada. This followed an agreement that stripped…

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…