Labour leadership


Corbyn tightens his grip

7 October 2016 18:59

Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow Cabinet reshuffle is all about strengthening, and demonstrating, his control over the party. Jonathan Ashworth, a Corbyn-sceptic, has…


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…


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…

Owen Smith MP Poses For Leadership Campaign Pictures

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…

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Jeremy Corbyn races ahead of Owen Smith in campaign funding

9 September 2016 9:33

Although Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign team recently asked subscribers to donate £10 to help fund the management of ‘selfie queues’ at…

Is the worst nightmare of Corbyn’s opponents about to come true?

31 August 2016 9:46

Could Jeremy Corbyn come out of the Labour leadership contest with an even bigger mandate? Few would be surprised and…

Must Corbyn win?

7 August 2016 12:56

Thoughtful writing about the Corbyn phenomenon is not just impossible to find, it is impossible to imagine. Admirers live in…

Labour’s problems go far beyond Jeremy Corbyn

4 August 2016 16:28

Owen Smith takes on Jeremy Corbyn in the first Labour leadership hustings this evening. The moderates are desperately hoping that…

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Len McCluskey warns that the security services might be trying to sabotage Jeremy Corbyn

22 July 2016 17:20

The Labour leadership election has become even more bizarre today. Len McCluskey, the leader of Unite the Union and a…

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The moral case against Jeremy Corbyn

20 July 2016 18:06

Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters are making much of Owen Smith’s work as a corporate lobbyist for Big Pharma before he entered…


Theresa May wipes the floor with Jeremy Corbyn at her first PMQs

20 July 2016 13:15

Theresa May was utterly brutal with Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs today. She mocked the Labour leader repeatedly, leaving the Tory…

Owen Smith MP Poses For Leadership Campaign Pictures

Which Labour MPs are backing Owen Smith?

20 July 2016 11:44

Owen Smith is now in a head-to-head battle with Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership. We’ll know by September 24th…


Coffee House Shots: Owen Smith’s ‘Mission-bloody-difficult’

20 July 2016 8:55

Jeremy Corbyn is the clear favourite to win the Labour leadership battle, if yesterday’s YouGov poll is anything to go…

Is Owen Smith ‘radical’ or ‘normal’? He needs to be both to defeat Corbyn

20 July 2016 8:45

Owen Smith has told us he’s both ‘radical’ and ‘normal’. It doesn’t take a genius to work out those characteristics…


Angela Eagle flounders as she makes her leadership bid to ‘heal Labour’

10 July 2016 13:17

After weeks of uncertainty, the Labour coup is officially on. While Jeremy Corbyn made clear on Marr that he has no intention of…

Steel Unions March For An Industry In Crisis

Union leaders vow to help Corbyn fight Labour coup – ‘the Blairite virus is spreading again’

29 June 2016 9:12

After a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn passed at 172 votes to 40, a Labour leadership election looks…

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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…