Labour leadership

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…

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey. Picture: Getty

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…

Diane Abbott

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…