John McDonnell’s fight against capitalism steps up a gear

26 September 2016 10:37

With Labour’s bloody leadership contest behind them, John McDonnell wants to get back to business. This is a man who…

Labour’s anti-Semitism problem compared to ‘an over-whipped soufflé’

26 September 2016 10:04

Although reports and actions in the past year have suggested that Corbyn’s Labour might just have a problem when it…

Labour conference, day two: The Spectator guide

26 September 2016 7:36

It’s day two of the Labour Party conference. Here’s the Spectator’s guide to what to look out for today: Main…

WATCH: Tristram Hunt lays into Corbyn at Progress rally

25 September 2016 19:54

Well that didn’t last long. After Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as Labour leader on Saturday, Corbyn sceptic MPs appeared to put…

How long will the brittle peace at Labour’s conference survive?

25 September 2016 19:50

Labour conference is now firmly underway in Liverpool, as is the ‘World Transformed’ festival organised by Corbynite grassroots organisation Momentum.…

Reason for cheer at Momentum’s rival conference

25 September 2016 17:59

While the mood at Labour Conference is notably low this year, across town at Momentum’s ‘The World Transformed’ festival the…

Derek Hatton makes a return to Labour conference

25 September 2016 15:53

Earlier this month, Derek Hatton told Mr S of his dismay after the former deputy leader of Liverpool Council’s application…

Jeremy Corbyn’s fresh start doesn’t sound convincing

25 September 2016 11:38

If Jeremy Corbyn set out in his Marr interview to reassure his critics in the Labour Party that this is…

Why there will be no new shadow Cabinet for weeks

25 September 2016 11:11

Normally, a leadership election is followed by the leader appointing a new top team. But that won’t be happening in…

Bust-up over influence of Scottish Labour

25 September 2016 9:47

Now that Jeremy Corbyn has won, the fight moves to the jungle of Labour Party rules, regulations and procedures. Whoever…

What Jeremy Corbyn can learn from Clement Attlee

25 September 2016 9:45

History teaches no lessons but we insist on trying to learn from it. There is no political party more sentimental…

Can President Rouhani really be described as a ‘moderate’?

25 September 2016 9:30

Mark Twain once said that if you give a man a reputation as an early-riser he can sleep in till…

Labour’s conference, day one: The Spectator guide

25 September 2016 8:30

Jeremy Corbyn promised to wipe the slate clean following Labour’s fractious leadership race. Now that he’s officially clinched victory, it’s time for…

Trump fans should be proud to call themselves ‘the Deplorables’

25 September 2016 8:30

Hillary Clinton hazarded that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are a ‘basket of deplorables’. The Kaiser called the BEF a…

David Cameron can’t blame Theresa May for his awful “deal” with the EU

25 September 2016 7:14

Tim Shipman’s book about the EU referendum campaign, All Out War, is serialised today in the Sunday Times. The newspaper…

Labour women attack Theresa May as ‘no sister’. How very un-feminist.

24 September 2016 17:38

The Labour Party is in a sour mood at present, that much we already know. Usually, most of the sourness…

Now Corbyn has triumphed, Labour’s real civil war begins

24 September 2016 14:57

Jeremy Corbyn has never been in a stronger position as Labour leader than he is today. A leadership contest that…

Goodbye Labour. For the life of me, I cannot see how you can recover

24 September 2016 13:48

Those of us on the left can all too easily imagine how our political rivals felt when watching Jeremy Corbyn’s latest…

Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership again, with a stronger majority

24 September 2016 11:52

As expected, Jeremy Corbyn has just beaten Owen Smith in the Labour leadership race with 62pc of the vote, higher last…

Who is to blame for Brexit?

24 September 2016 11:00

With Italy facing a referendum that could unseat its president, the EU’s member states in furious conflict over immigration, and…

It’s time for Theresa May to answer the airport question

24 September 2016 10:00

Hinkley Point — for all its flaws and the whiffs of suspicion around its Chinese investors — has finally received…

Spectator competition winners: politically correct nursery rhymes

24 September 2016 9:45

For the latest competition you were invited to filter popular nursery rhymes through the prism of political correctness. Some years…

This Labour leadership contest has represented an intellectual surrender to Corbynism

24 September 2016 9:05

The Labour leadership result isn’t announced until 11.45am today. But whatever the result—and no one seems in much doubt what…

Hong Kong offers an exciting vision of a post-Brexit future

24 September 2016 9:00

Since he moved to Hong Kong three years ago, the Rat’s Cantonese has been coming on apace. This has rather…