Labour

Have you had the school gate VAT chat?

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Another day closer to the general election and I’m at my daughter’s prep school in Oxfordshire. As has come to…

Bury the Canaletto, now

1 June 2024 9:00 am

I’m not on the guest list for the Duke of Westminster’s wedding, but I wish him luck anyway. Mind you,…

Labour’s plans to rewrite the National Curriculum

1 June 2024 9:00 am

Michael Gove’s decision to stand down in this election was a reminder that the one really bright spot in the…

Private schools can’t complain about Labour’s VAT raid

27 May 2024 11:38 pm

Of course Labour’s policy of charging VAT on private school fees is all about throwing a bit of red meat…

Why is Rachel Reeves so proud of working at the Bank of England?

27 May 2024 10:52 pm

We don’t know much about what taxes she will impose. Nor do we have many clues as to how she…

The deluge: Rishi Sunak’s election gamble

25 May 2024 9:00 am

‘Only a Conservative government, led by me, will not put our hard-earned economic stability at risk,’ said Rishi Sunak as…

Inside Labour’s fight with the unions

25 May 2024 9:00 am

By the end of the year, Britain may be one of the few countries in the democratic world where the…

Why it’s time to vote Labour

24 May 2024 6:09 pm

Most people don’t belong to a political tribe. They vote pragmatically. When an election comes round, they ask themselves how…

Can Starmer and Reeves add some fizz to the economy?

18 May 2024 9:00 am

If the 0.6 per cent first-quarter GDP uplift reported by the Office for National Statistics is sustained for the rest…

Why do MPs send nude pictures of themselves?

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Adam Dyster has gone to work for the shadow Defra secretary Steve Reed. I admit this is not an appointment…

Letters: policing pro-Palestinian rallies isn’t an exact science

4 November 2023 9:00 am

Call for common justice Sir: Rod Liddle’s piece on the true desires of Palestinians was rare in its acceptance of…

How much does Britain still ‘love’ the NHS?

2 September 2023 9:00 am

Three books examining the health service in its 75th year find it at its nadir today – with 500 people dying weekly due to delays in urgent and emergency care

Labour surge to 33-point lead over Tories

30 September 2022 2:55 am

Today Kwasi Kwarteng attempted to calm concerns in his party over the fallout from the not-so-mini Budget – telling MPs: ‘We…

The problem with nationalising energy

28 September 2022 5:52 am

Is nationalisation the vote-winner which Keir Starmer believes it to be? We will find out in due course, but my…

Labour storm ahead of Tories in latest poll

27 September 2022 7:18 am

Tonight’s YouGov poll in the Times is brilliant news for Keir Starmer ahead of his conference speech tomorrow. It has…

Revealed: Labour's tactics to deal with Truss

6 September 2022 6:14 am

Keir Starmer tonight told the weekly parliamentary Labour party meeting that ‘we will never underestimate Liz Truss’. The Labour leader…

Angela Rayner ally sacked by Starmer

28 July 2022 2:56 am

Sam Tarry, who joined today’s picket line at Euston and gave various interviews from there, has been sacked from the…

The Conservative party has ceased to be serious

20 July 2022 3:08 am

I’m not sure that the Conservative party wants to win elections. Tom Tugendhat was knocked out of the leadership contest…

Labour won the Tory leadership debate

18 July 2022 6:15 am

That was quite a debate.I’ve never seen senior Tory ministers and MPs lay into each other so publicly. Rishi Sunak…

Is Labour changing its mind on trans issues?

17 July 2022 7:50 pm

Amid the noise of the Tory leadership fight, some significant comments in the papers could be missed today. Here’s the quote,…

Why the Tories are more diverse than Labour

15 July 2022 12:21 am

‘The candidates fighting to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative party leader and Britain’s prime minister reflect the country’s rich diversity,’…