Labour

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,’…

Why Starmer shouldn't relaunch

15 June 2022 4:20 pm

Yesterday’s Times carried a report that will only add to Sir Keir Starmer’s troubles. It quoted several members of the…

Keir Starmer isn’t working

9 June 2022 5:28 pm

Silence. That is what we heard during Gloria de Piero’s recent focus group which she held for her GB News…

Starmer won't talk about sex and gender. That's a problem

29 March 2022 3:10 am

Sir Keir Starmer doesn’t want to talk about penises. He’s going to have to do it anyway, and he’s not…

The uncertain future of the Equality Act

14 March 2022 9:17 am

Sir Keir Starmer’s interpretation of the Equality Act has caused something of a stir. The Labour leader cited the Brown-era…

Keir Starmer’s gender identity muddle

13 March 2022 10:36 pm

If you needed any sign that the Labour party is still deeply confused about gender identity and sex, look no…

Will Prince Andrew fuel a republican boom?

16 February 2022 10:06 pm

So that’s then. After years of claims and counter-claims, Prince Andrew has settled with Virginia Giuffre for an eight-figure sum…

Labour MP demands 'free movement for all'

29 December 2021 8:50 pm

New year, old Labour. As 2021 draws to a close and Keir Starmer’s managers seek to establish Labour as A…

The sex work divide in British politics

15 December 2021 5:09 am

They seem like completely unrelated questions: ‘Is sex work real work?, and ‘Who will replace Yvette Cooper as chair of…

The sleaze row isn't finished yet

15 November 2021 10:28 pm

Number 10 will have been relieved that the weekend did not bring new stories about Conservative MPs raking in lots…

Jess Phillips and Labour’s ongoing women problem

9 November 2021 11:31 pm

Last week, Intelligence Squared put on a debate called ‘Is Labour unelectable?’ Unsurprisingly, Labour MP Jess Phillips spoke against the motion…

Keir Starmer and the agony of the Corbynistas

2 October 2021 11:53 am

Carole Vincent briefly became the unexpected poster girl of Labour’s remaining Corbynites when she heckled Keir Starmer during his leader’s…

Was Labour conference a success for Starmer?

30 September 2021 6:20 pm

There is relief in the opposition leader’s office this morning following a broadly warm reception to Keir Starmer’s speech at…

Labour’s bid to lose the next election has begun

30 September 2021 7:22 am

Sir Keir stamped the Labour conference with his personality today. And the mark he left was very bland, vague and…

Labour’s Scottish problem isn’t going away

29 September 2021 8:11 pm

Certain questions are eternal and many of them are correspondingly dreary too. ‘How should Labour deal with the SNP?’ and…

How the far left killed itself

29 September 2021 7:22 am

The Labour right is as happy as I have seen it in a decade. It thinks it has its party…

The trouble with 'Angiemania'

29 September 2021 2:39 am

The most annoying thing about Angela Rayner’s branding of the Tories as ‘scum’ was not that it offended some Tories,…

Starmer is missing a major trick

28 September 2021 10:50 pm

Labour’s party conference slogan is ‘stronger future together’. It’s sufficiently anodyne that despite it being emblazoned all over a massive…

Andy McDonald's resignation spells trouble for Starmer

28 September 2021 2:39 am

Andy McDonald has resigned from Labour’s shadow cabinet after Keir Starmer refused to back raising the Minimum Wage to £15…

The flaw in Labour's economic attacks

28 September 2021 12:05 am

Labour avidly disagrees with the Tories’ plan to fill budget gaps by hiking National Insurance. So what would they do…

No, Keir, trans women like me do not have cervixes

27 September 2021 7:05 pm

Andrew Marr’s question was simple and straightforward, ‘[Is] someone who thinks that only women have a cervix welcome in the…