Labour

Welcome to the age of four-party politics

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Two things will make the next general election campaign quite unlike any previous election in this country. The first is…

Ed Balls's secret: he doesn't care whether his tax plan makes sense

1 February 2014 9:00 am

There were a million people who voted Labour in the 2005 general election but not in 2010, when the party…

What the NHS owes the Tories

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Pinned to the wall of Jeremy Hunt’s office in the Department of Health is an A1 piece of paper detailing…

Ben Miller as Robert Houston MP in ‘The Duck House’

The Duck House is the best show in the West End

11 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s taken me a few months to catch up with the political farce The Duck House. Then again, it’s taken…

George Galloway's one-man mission to save the Union

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Can George Galloway keep Scotland in Britain?

Toby Young: I'm too posh for the Tories. I should try Labour

12 October 2013 9:00 am

I’m still weighing up whether to run for Parliament, but after this week’s reshuffle I’ve concluded I’m in the wrong…

Matthew Parris: The Tories mustn't cuddle up to Ukip — just imagine if it happened on the left

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Such is my respect for Spectator readers that I offer you a column whose subtext is in Latin. Ours is…

Damian McBride: Why I clutched at my trousers in front of Jeremy Paxman

28 September 2013 9:00 am

They say nothing beats the feeling of seeing your book in print. But for me, the proudest moment was presenting…

Coalition with Labour would suffocate the Liberal Democrats

21 September 2013 9:00 am

I write this in Glasgow, at the Lib Dem conference. Nick Clegg has invented a constitutional doctrine. The doctrine teaches…

The PM is preparing for another coalition. His colleagues have other plans

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Conservatives have been returning to their Westminster offices this week to find the wind behind them. Something suddenly seems to…

Why partisan columnists (like me) are doomed

13 July 2013 9:00 am

An email exchange with a Conservative-leaning friend this week left me feeling sheepish. But if shameful my behaviour be, I’m…