Andy Burnham finally quits the shadow cabinet

28 September 2016 12:42

Andy Burnham has just announced he’s leaving the shadow cabinet. He said he was doing so to concentrate on his…

G4S makes a comeback at Labour conference

28 September 2016 11:49

There was a time when it looked as though this year’s Labour conference might not go ahead as they struggled…

Solidarity for Venezuela at Labour conference

28 September 2016 10:25

Recent reports on the situation in the socialist haven of Venezuela suggest that not everything is so tickety-boo. With five-hour…

Jeremy Corbyn is ‘relaxed’ about migration. He might not be after the next election

28 September 2016 9:19

What does Jeremy Corbyn have to say to Labour voters worried about migration? Not a lot, seems to be the…

Jeremy Corbyn makes an impression at Labour’s ‘Friends of Israel’ bash

28 September 2016 7:33

Has Jeremy Corbyn turned over a new leaf? This time last year at the Labour Friends of Israel reception, the…

Labour conference, day four: The Spectator guide

28 September 2016 7:26

Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech will be the highlight – or lowlight (depending on your perspective) – of the day as…

Is Seumas Milne about to be shown the back door?

28 September 2016 0:36

Oh dear. It’s not been a great conference for Seumas Milne. Jeremy Corbyn’s director of comms managed to make himself…

Man bites dog as Corbyn tells Labour members: I want to win an election.

27 September 2016 22:37

Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech includes the normally unremarkable but currently remarkable assertion that he wants Labour to win the next…

Labour is dying. Time to move on

27 September 2016 19:09

Still enveloped in their bubble of iridescent adolescent phlegm, the Labour Party now stands at 26 per cent in the…

How much does Boris Johnson care about free speech in Turkey?

27 September 2016 18:01

Ankara Shaking hands with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday must have been one of the most toe-curling moments Boris Johnson…

Labour moderates find a glimmer of conference hope

27 September 2016 17:33

Labour’s conference has just waved through a raft of reforms which look set to tip the balance of power on…

Full speech: Tom Watson at Labour party conference

27 September 2016 17:16

Hello, Conference. Thank you for being here in this great city, at this historic gathering of the greatest movement for…

Watch: Tom Watson defends New Labour’s record in barnstorming speech

27 September 2016 17:13

Down-hearted moderates at this year’s Labour conference have received a much-needed boost this afternoon from the party’s Deputy Leader. Tom…

In defence of Sam Allardyce

27 September 2016 16:21

A gastropub in Manchester is a fitting venue for the latest corruption sting on England manager Sam Allardyce. While his poncey…

Liz Jones wants me culled. Is that a hate crime?

27 September 2016 15:50

Should I report Liz Jones to the police for calling for me to be murdered? It’s a tricky one. On…

Watch: Andrew Neil grills Shami Chakrabarti over her peerage

27 September 2016 15:21

Although David Cameron faced flak over his resignation honours list, it was Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to give the chair of…

Sadiq Khan’s power ballad to Jeremy Corbyn

27 September 2016 14:13

Sadiq Khan’s speech to Labour conference just now could be summed up in a single word: power. He repeated it…

Full speech: Sadiq Khan at Labour conference

27 September 2016 13:30

Labour in power. Not just talking the talk, but walking the walk too. Never sacrificing or selling out on our…

Last night’s debate was Donald Trump vs Himself. And Trump lost

27 September 2016 12:47

As a general rule, presidential debates don’t change much. The winning and the losing matters much less than you think.…

Parliamentarians vs Corbynistas – two tribes at war in the Labour Party conference

27 September 2016 12:35

Quite extraordinary scenes here at the Labour Party conference. I’m typing this in the main conference hall and have just…

Labour conference, day three: The Spectator guide

27 September 2016 7:25

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, and Sadiq Khan, the Labour politician with the largest mandate to his name, both take…

Smug Hillary Clinton wins the first presidential debate. Donald Trump looks like a plonker

27 September 2016 6:10

So, Donald Trump was being honest when he let it be known that he hadn’t swotted up for the first presidential debate. He…

Watch: John McDonnell’s disastrous Newsnight interview

26 September 2016 23:25

It’s been a long day for John McDonnell. On top of making his conference speech, the Shadow Chancellor has spoken…

Labour moderates split over whether to serve on Corbyn’s frontbench

26 September 2016 21:30

Whether or not to serve on Labour’s frontbench is a question of the same order of asking whether the deck…