Labour

What would a Corbyn victory mean for me?

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Until now, I haven’t been too worried about Jeremy Corbyn. True, he exceeded expectations two years ago, but that was…

My encounter with Young Labour makes me fear for the party’s future

5 April 2019 6:00 pm

To understand the decay of the Labour Party since 2015, look no further than its London youth wing. London Young…

Revealed: How Jeremy Corbyn is ‘training for power’

27 March 2019 11:58 pm

Tories beware – Jeremy Corbyn is in ‘training for power’. But the Labour leader isn’t readying himself for Downing Street…

Portrait of the week: Resignations galore, Honda’s announcement and Islamic State’s brides

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Home Seven MPs resigned from the Labour party and sat in the Commons (next to the DUP) as the Independent…

Letters: the history of centrist parties does not bode well for the ‘breakaway seven’

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The breakaway seven Sir: ‘In both parties there are fools at one end and crackpots at the other, but the…

Westminster’s splitting headache: who will quit next?

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The first thing to note about the ‘South Bank seven’ is that they are nothing like the four former Labour…

Roy Jenkins at an SDP conference in 1986 (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

There’s space for a new party in Britain, but not for another SDP

23 February 2019 9:00 am

I was 17 when the Labour party last split, in January 1981, and for a variety of reasons got quite…

Luciana Berger is escorted by police to Labour’s party conference last year after anti-Semitic attacks on Twitter [GETTY IMAGES]

Jess Phillips: The message I’ve been forced to send Luciana Berger too many times

16 February 2019 9:00 am

‘You OK?’ was the message I sent to Luciana Berger last week. As I scroll back through our previous WhatsApp…

The Corbyn crack-up

16 February 2019 9:00 am

To say that the May administration is ‘the worst government anyone can remember’ is to abuse the English language. It…

It’s not communist buildings that are bleak – it’s capitalist budget hotel chains

19 January 2019 9:00 am

A few of us on the Labour left decide to see if it is possible to conjure, from nowhere, a…

Carl Mullaney as a charismatic Dame in Lyric Hammersmith's Dick Whittington. [Photo: Tristram Kenton]

Lyric Theatre’s Dick Whittington is the opposite of festive garbage

8 December 2018 9:00 am

One of the biggest stars of the 1970s was the professional lard-bucket Mick McManus, who plied his trade as an…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May goes to Africa, Labour accused of anti-Semitism (again) and John McCain dies

1 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, flew off to South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria accompanied by a trade delegation. In…

Bigots of the world, unite!

4 August 2018 9:00 am

If Jews would get out of Israel and also stop drinking the blood of gentile children, perhaps the rest of…

John McDonnell might soon regret handing out copies of Cicero

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has given all his cabinet a copy of Cicero’s advice on how to win arguments. This…

Marxism didn’t die. It’s alive and well and living among us

16 June 2018 9:00 am

I remember the autumn day in 1990 when they came to cart away the large hammer and sickle outside my…

We need to stop buying into this ‘divided Britain’ narrative

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Amid all the argument in Westminster, everyone can agree on one thing: the country is bitterly divided. The 52:48 divisions…

What will it take for Labour MPs to act against Corbyn?

31 March 2018 9:00 am

One of the mistakes Theresa May made in calling an early election was not anticipating the effect it would have…

This crash is just a return to normality

10 February 2018 9:00 am

It is easy to mock the most strident critics of capitalism, like Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn. It’s harder to…

Perishable goods

14 October 2017 9:00 am

  Labour of Love is the new play by James Graham, the poet laureate of politics. We’re in a derelict…

Can anyone unite the Tory tribes?

16 September 2017 9:00 am

One of the reasons that coalition governments are so unusual in Britain is that both main parties are coalitions themselves.…

Labour’s middle-class problem

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Be fair. Theresa May’s plan actually half-worked. No, there was a plan. I know the consensus now seems to be…

Labour must stop feeling repulsed by the idea of Englishness

21 May 2016 9:00 am

In the window of a council house on a working-class estate in Exeter was a sticker bearing the cross of…

How Cameron and Osborne lost so much of their party

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Why have David Cameron and George Osborne overreached? Why are so many in their own party no longer disposed to…

Emma Thompson’s wrong about the EU and cake

20 February 2016 9:00 am

At first glance, Emma Thompson’s intervention in the Brexit debate earlier this week didn’t make much sense. Asked at the…

Tony Blair: What I got right – and Labour now is getting wrong

12 December 2015 9:00 am

All wings of the Labour party which support the notion of Labour as a party aspiring to govern — rather…