Labour

Keir Starmer is alienating both sides in the Brexit debate

15 June 2021 10:32 pm

What is it with Labour and Brexit? An issue that during Theresa May’s premiership looked like it could rip the…

How Starmer can beat Boris

12 June 2021 3:30 pm

How should Keir Starmer deal with a problem like Boris Johnson? Despite the Prime Minister’s mistakes in the handling of…

Labour is in last chance saloon

5 June 2021 5:30 pm

If they have any sense – a proposition I will test later – officials from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and…

Keir Starmer’s interview gamble pays off

2 June 2021 6:52 pm

One of the biggest challenges for any leader of the opposition is getting noticed. Doing that requires taking some risks…

Watch: Keir Starmer refuses to deny taking drugs at university

2 June 2021 7:17 am

Keir Starmer’s appearance on Piers Morgan’s ‘Life Stories’ is a sign of desperation. The Labour leader knows he must do…

'There is no alternative': Why Boris will keep winning

30 May 2021 4:00 pm

Those of us who generally wish this Government well and consider Boris Johnson a preferable holder of the office of…

An electoral pact would be disastrous for Labour

26 May 2021 4:00 pm

How do you tell a politician who has just been punched in the face by the electorate that something is…

Andy Burnham is Labour's king over the water

19 May 2021 3:00 pm

There are few things so perilous for an under-performing opposition leader as the emergence of a ‘king over the water’.…

Is it time for Keir Starmer to forget about uniting his party?

17 May 2021 4:25 pm

Campaigning to become Labour leader last year, Keir Starmer said Harold Wilson was his favourite party leader of the last…

Labour are deluding themselves about Boris's 'vaccine bounce'

15 May 2021 3:30 pm

That vast battalion of pinko pundits who confidently expected Boris Johnson to get a drubbing in last week’s elections has…

Can Labour survive the next election?

14 May 2021 3:13 am

Keir Starmer is having a torrid time. Today brings another poll showing his personal approval rating falling. The Labour leader…

Keir Starmer and the 'Pasokification' of Labour

12 May 2021 4:00 pm

As the Greek debt crisis took hold in the wake of the financial crash, there was one big political casualty.…

Nine lessons from the elections

10 May 2021 10:44 pm

Here are the big things I learned from Thursday’s elections and their aftermath. 1. The Scottish parliament will vote to…

Starmer is Labour's Iain Duncan Smith

10 May 2021 9:25 pm

After a gruelling election campaign the most important thing to do is to have a rest and have a think. Everyone…

Who is more upset about Labour's results: Starmer or the BBC?

9 May 2021 6:00 pm

It’s not just the Labour Party which is institutionally incapable of understanding why the Conservative Party kicked the hell out…

Andy Burnham makes life more difficult for Starmer

9 May 2021 3:40 am

As Keir Starmer spends the weekend working out how exactly to bounce back from disappointing results for his party in the…

Welsh Labour proves again it's a distinctive, winning brand

9 May 2021 1:25 am

After the news of a Tory landslide in Hartlepool was announced early Friday morning, senior Welsh Labour figures were worried.…

Boris shouldn't take the red wall vote for granted

7 May 2021 7:49 pm

There are two popular reactions to the Hartlepool by-election, which one you favour depending largely on your political tribe. The…

Can Starmer reverse the horror of Hartlepool?

7 May 2021 6:55 pm

The Tory victory in Hartlepool, with a swing of 16 per cent and the biggest increase in a governing party’s…

How Labour will spin defeat in Hartlepool

6 May 2021 1:23 am

Campaigning in the Hartlepool by-election is reaching its feverish final hours as the Labour party tries to hold onto the…

Hartlepool and the theft of the Labour party

5 May 2021 4:00 pm

When the unthinkable happened in 1882 and England lost a test match on home soil to Australia there followed a…

Can Labour make the Tory sleaze allegations stick?

27 April 2021 7:53 pm

One of the reasons the row isn’t fading about Tory sleaze allegations and the Prime Minister’s conduct is that there…

Has the shine come off Saint Jacinda?

20 April 2021 7:47 pm

For a short time it seemed as if Jacinda Ardern, the popular premier of New Zealand, could do no wrong…

Labour’s union trouble

15 April 2021 11:40 pm

It’s arguably been a good week for Labour, as the Tory party becomes more and more implicated in the Greensill…

Momentum's cunning plan would keep the Tories in power forever

11 April 2021 3:45 pm

Momentum, the Labour campaign group dedicated to keeping Corbynism alive, this week demanded that Keir Starmer commit to introducing a…