Labour

Can Labour’s moderates learn from all their mistakes?

14 December 2019 3:18 am

Labour’s defeat is so terrible that it provides the kind of creative destruction that could save the party. It will…

The fall of Labour’s ‘Red Wall’ is a moment to celebrate

13 December 2019 6:26 pm

The ‘red wall’ has fallen. Brick by brick. Almost every bit of it. Seats held by Labour for decades have…

Piers Corbyn: My brother Jeremy’s green policy is ‘nonsense’

11 December 2019 4:44 am

Vote Corbyn, says Corbyn. That is the unsurprising message from the Labour leader’s brother Piers in a video filmed at…

Corbynomics won’t help the poor

7 December 2019 1:20 am

Here’s a curiosity of the 2019 general election: given that both the big parties agree that austerity is over and…

Jeremy Corbyn flounders on anti-Semitism, Brexit, tax and spending

27 November 2019 7:05 am

Jeremy Corbyn’s interview with Andrew Neil was one of the most uncomfortable half hours of the Labour leader’s tenure. In…

Corbyn has all but declared class war with this manifesto

22 November 2019 6:35 am

I am not sure if it is class war exactly but something very like it is back. Perhaps it is…

Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Corbyn- There will be a great deal of movement

18 November 2019 3:43 am

Jeremy Corbyn – ‘I want a close relationship’ with the EU The Labour leader was Andrew Marr’s chief guest of…

Labour thinks that its trump card is Trump

9 November 2019 9:00 am

On Wednesday morning, I was hoisted into the air of Whitehall on a cherry-picker. A century ago the proto-Cenotaph appeared…

Is a vote for the SNP really a vote for prime minister Corbyn?

9 November 2019 12:29 am

Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to form a “progressive alliance” after the election to evict Boris Johnson from 10 Downing…

Will former Labour MPs help the Tories break the ‘red wall’?

7 November 2019 11:19 pm

Will former Labour MPs help the Tories break the red wall? A key plank of the Tory path to a majority…

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson quits parliament

7 November 2019 7:08 am

In the past few minutes, Tom Watson has announced that he is stepping down at this election. In a surprise…

A vote for Labour is a vote for anti-Semitism

30 October 2019 2:24 am

The December election that now looks inevitable will be, as all elections are, a test. A test of a decade-old…

Caroline Flint: why I’m backing this Brexit deal

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Nothing in Caroline Flint’s CV would have marked her out as someone who would end up marshalling 19 of her…

John McDonnell is taking back control

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Over the past few weeks, rumours have swirled in Westminster that the Labour party has acquired a new leader —…

Portrait of the week: A Supreme Court ruling, Labour’s messy conference and Donald Trump’s ‘impeachment’

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Home Eleven justices of the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that in advising the Queen to prorogue parliament ‘the Prime Minister’s…

Abolish private schools? Bring it on!

28 September 2019 9:00 am

I cannot recall a week in which Britain’s private schools have received better PR. The Labour party has pledged to…

Labour is following in the doomed footsteps of the French left

27 September 2019 7:57 pm

The left no longer exists as a coherent political force in France. Embarrassed in the 2017 presidential election, the Socialist…

Is this the beginning of the end for Jeremy Corbyn?

25 September 2019 10:11 pm

Did Labour’s conference help or hinder Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming prime minister? For some, Corbyn ended up stronger than…

Boris Johnson would be foolish to underestimate Labour

24 September 2019 2:13 am

In the next election, as in the last one, McDonnellism will prove a serious challenge to the Tories. John McDonnell,…

Tories should be terrified of John McDonnell

24 September 2019 12:08 am

Once again, question marks surround Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. This is not new. While I was at 10 Downing Street, with the small…

Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to purge moderate Labour MPs?

16 September 2019 9:03 pm

Ahead of the looming general election, moderate Labour MPs are understandably upset by an instruction they say the party has given to…

When it comes to Brexit, everything that can be tried will always fail

7 September 2019 9:00 am

It is all beginning to feel like the closing scenes of the 1980 spoof comedy film Airplane! In particular the…

Will Labour MPs really back a general election?

3 September 2019 1:09 am

There’s an assumption in Westminster that the Labour Party would have to back a snap general election if Boris Johnson…

What will the Tory and Labour election campaigns look like?

30 August 2019 5:03 am

We know that the Conservatives are gearing up for an election in the next few months. Their official line is…

By taking on grouse-shooting, Labour is risking rural jobs

17 August 2019 9:00 am

The Glorious Twelfth this year, signalling the start of the grouse-shooting season, was overshadowed by a Labour party press release…