Labour

Has Starmer already missed his chance?

5 April 2021 10:00 pm

Hindsight is the easiest weapon to employ in politics — as Keir Starmer of all people should know. When you…

Sadiq Khan's victory could be bad news for Labour

4 April 2021 3:45 pm

Let’s take a look into a political crystal ball: it is Friday 7 May and a beaming Sadiq Khan is…

Can Starmer overcome his Hartlepool problem?

23 March 2021 6:00 pm

Labour have picked their candidate in Hartlepool ahead of the rest of the pack. Unfortunately for them, they have chosen…

The Bristol riots show the danger of ignoring anti-police extremism

23 March 2021 2:49 am

The ugly scenes in Bristol last night make it plain to see that Britain can no longer turn a blind eye…

Diane Abbott has exposed Keir Starmer's Red Wall dilemma

20 March 2021 6:15 pm

Were Keir Starmer more like Gordon Brown in temperament then by now he’d be throwing his mobile phone at a…

There's the kernel of a good show in this copycat Hamilton: Treason the Musical reviewed

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Copycat Hamiltons are everywhere. Lin-Manuel Miranda led the way by turning an unexamined corner of history into a smash-hit show.…

When will Eddie Izzard get the message?

13 March 2021 12:46 am

Eddie Izzard is a serial election loser, but try telling him that. The comedian has tried – and failed –…

Labour has stumbled into the royal culture war

9 March 2021 5:45 pm

Given Starmer’s aim of getting red wall voters back on side, Labour should not have touched the Harry and Meghan…

In defence of Keir Starmer

24 February 2021 6:14 pm

Now that we’ve finally heard Boris Johnson’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, a key question remains: when will we see a…

Can Labour capture the spirit of the post-war era?

21 February 2021 6:00 pm

The right is usually much better than the left at harnessing the awesome power of the folk memories that surround…

Keir Starmer is attacking a Tory party that no longer exists

18 February 2021 11:50 pm

There has been a bit of a commentariat pile-on against Starmer in the last couple of weeks; not just from…

Labour’s damning silence on Brexit

18 February 2021 2:40 am

The Labour party has updated the old metaphysical question: ‘If a tree falls in a forest and no one is…

What Starmer can learn from Miliband's mug

16 February 2021 6:03 pm

Since becoming Labour leader, Keir Starmer has single-mindedly been trying to persuade red wall voters that Labour is ‘patriotic’, just like…

Labour’s revealing support for reparations

15 February 2021 11:28 pm

The most extreme measure in the entire Labour Party manifesto of 2019 – and this is a high bar –…

Mandelson's return is a sign of Labour's problems

15 February 2021 6:17 pm

It is instructive that, faced with his first wobbles as leader of the opposition, the person Keir Starmer has reached…

Green scare: Labour should stop chasing the eco vote

11 February 2021 5:30 pm

Should the Labour party be worried about the Greens? Some Labour activists think so. The Greens have just become the…

Keir Starmer is Labour’s last hope

6 February 2021 1:20 am

Only a few months ago, Keir Starmer was hailed as a prime minister in waiting who was giving Boris Johnson serious…

Do Tories know the truth about Boris Johnson?

24 January 2021 6:15 pm

Exactly 40 years ago tomorrow, four Labour party grandees issued the Limehouse Declaration, signalling ‘the re-emergence of social democracy in…

Has Brexit already destroyed Labour’s chances?

2 January 2021 4:41 am

Part of the soap opera appeal of politics comes from the idea that it is a competitive sport based on…

Keir Starmer should purge Labour of the far-left

23 November 2020 2:57 am

Sir Keir Starmer was having such a good year. He broke cover early on to attack the government’s handling of…

Keir Starmer should welcome a Labour party split

11 November 2020 9:59 pm

‘A split party will be doomed to defeat,’ says Len McCluskey, with a hint of threat. The left of Labour…

Angry Burnham takes on No. 10

16 October 2020 6:42 am

Keir Starmer has made life difficult for Boris Johnson this week with his demand for a circuit-breaker lockdown. But the…

The real test for Starmer will come post-Covid

2 September 2020 12:44 am

Labour is gearing up for its first big Commons clash since returning from recess this afternoon, with shadow education secretary…

Why Keir Starmer no longer needs to fear the left of his party

25 August 2020 11:39 pm

John McDonnell, Corbyn’s right hand man for four and a half years, was full of praise when asked about the…

How No. 10 outsmarted Alastair Campbell

20 August 2020 11:00 pm

LBC broadcaster Iain Dale has moved his Edinburgh Festival ‘All Talk’ series to Zoom, and yesterday he spoke to Alastair…