Labour leadership

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These results have made Labour’s problems worse

7 May 2016 9:00

As the dust settles on Thursday’s election, it becomes ever clearer that—with the exception of London—these were awful results for…

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Diane Abbott says it is smear to say Labour has a problem with anti-Semitism

1 May 2016 12:35

Labour might have hoped that the announcement of an independent inquiry into the issue of anti-Semitism in the party would…

Labour Leadership Contender Jeremy Corbyn Talks To Supporters In The North West

The battle for Labour’s soul

30 April 2016 10:18

Normally, when we talk about a party being in ‘crisis’ we are really referring to a policy dispute or a…


What Cameron said to Osborne at the end of PMQs

16 September 2015 18:07

At the end of PMQs today, David Cameron turned to George Osborne and said, ‘Well, that was a lot less…

Jeremy Corbyn's Policy Ideas For Young People Launch

How big will Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench be?

13 September 2015 21:10

It was always obvious from the moment he won that Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench team would look very different to the…

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As deputy leader, Tom Watson may now be the Labour Party’s only hope

12 September 2015 11:39

Last week I was talking to a member of the shadow cabinet about Jeremy Corbyn’s impending victory as Labour leader.…

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How will Labour MPs hide their disgust at Jeremy Corbyn’s victory?

12 September 2015 11:09

Funny to see Iain McNicol, the party’s general secretary, warm Labour activists up for the bad news. “Isn’t it remarkable that…


Liz Kendall goes ‘Cool Britannia’ with endorsement from Blur musician

10 September 2015 13:19

Liz Kendall may say she is not the Blairite candidate in the leadership election but her campaign isn’t doing much to suggest…


Corbyn and the austerity argument

4 September 2015 14:33

Until recently, the Tory leadership has been reluctant to plan how they would respond to a Corbyn-led Labour party. They…

Labour MP Tom Watson arrives at the High Court in London on June 4, 2015 to challenge the government on emergency suveillance legislation passed last year.

Tom Watson plans results party

4 September 2015 11:05

The results aren’t in, the votes haven’t been counted, but you can still book a place at Tom Watson’s election…


What a Corbyn victory will mean for the Tories

3 September 2015 12:07

A Jeremy Corbyn victory in the Labour leadership race now seems like a racing certainty. The consequences of this for…

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Yvette Cooper responds to Charles Moore over wardrobe comments

3 September 2015 9:51

Charles Moore recently wrote in his Spectator Notes that a candidate’s looks matter in leadership elections. While discussing the Labour leadership hopefuls,…

Labour Leader Ed Miliband Announces His Party's Education Manifesto

Labour’s centrists have held up the white flag of surrender

2 September 2015 13:46

Smart political operators are often the stupidest people. In conventional Westminster terms, it was smart of Labour’s Chuka Umunna to…

Labour Leadership Candidate Jeremy Corbyn Continues His Welsh Tour

Jeremy Corbyn is Britain’s Donald Trump (and vice versa)

31 August 2015 15:07

The silly season is supposed to end tomorrow. September sidles in and normality replaces August’s frivolity. The reality of winter…

Jeremy Corbyn Takes The Lead In The Labour Leadership Race

What if Jeremy Corbyn has a successful start as Labour leader?

28 August 2015 9:41

Jeremy Corbyn has taken to the Times to defend his Labour leadership campaign and attack both the press and his…

Jeremy Corbyn's Policy Ideas For Young People Launch

Labour asks school pupils to act as informants ahead of vote

27 August 2015 11:46

Although Buzzfeed managed to successfully register a cat to vote in the Labour leadership election, the party remains insistent that…

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Stripping the bark from Jeremy Corbyn will be the easiest campaign in modern political history

21 August 2015 13:06

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Willie Horton and Michael Dukakis. That’s what Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to prominence will do to…

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Poets4Corbyn: Jeremy Corbyn is immortalised in rhyme

21 August 2015 11:32

If you thought Corbynmania was limited to female obsession and male politicians growing their facial hair, it’s time to think again. It…

Andy Burnham delivers a speech at the Peoples Museum on August 17, 2015 in Manchester, England

Unite distances itself from Burnham camp after email blip

20 August 2015 18:41

Oh dear. Andy Burnham’s efforts of late to appeal to Jeremy Corbyn’s left-wing voters may have gone to waste after…

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Rupert Murdoch comes out in support of Jeremy Corbyn

20 August 2015 10:32

First Russell Brand, and now Rupert Murdoch has joined the list of ‘endorsements Jeremy Corbyn might not actually want’. The…


Lucy Powell’s Mean Girls moment: ‘I have never, ever met Jeremy Corbyn’

19 August 2015 9:25

After the Queen’s Speech in May, a number of Labour MPs including Chuka Umunna and Rachel Reeves enjoyed a group…


Yes, Jeremy Corbyn actually is the most dangerous man in British politics

18 August 2015 12:17

No, Nicola Sturgeon does not have much reason to be worried about Jeremy Corbyn. But the rest of the country…


Could Jeremy Corbyn be removed as Labour leader?

17 August 2015 15:22

If Jeremy Corbyn is elected as Labour leader, how long would he last? Blairities, such as John McTernan, have promoted the idea…

Jeremy Corbyn Takes The Lead In The Labour Leadership Race

Is the dream over? Corbyn’s friend comes out against him

13 August 2015 17:56

It’s safe to say that today has not been a great day for the Corbyn campaign. After Yvette Cooper gave…


Podcast: Big trouble in Big China

13 August 2015 10:49

Forget Greece; China’s economic slowdown is the biggest story of the year, says Elliot Wilson in this week’s issue of…