Labour leadership

Labour’s response to #ToriesForCorbyn shows they really have lost the plot

24 June 2015 15:39

There’s a lot to admire about Jeremy Corbyn. For one, you can’t fault his conviction. While his entire party falls…

Miliband welcomed back to Twitter

22 June 2015 16:11

Ed Miliband is clearly struggling to find his place in a post Ed Miliband world. Despite MPs from his own party…

Jeremy Corbyn is definitely not what Labour voters want

15 June 2015 14:20

The clock struck noon and it was if the past 32 years had never happened. Veteran Left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn…

Coffee Shots: Ed Miliband returns as a backbencher

1 June 2015 15:17

With Ed Miliband’s leadership hopes well and truly over, the Labour MP returned to the backbench today: Miliband could be…

Team Burnham (finally) distance themselves from Dr Éoin Clarke

1 June 2015 15:05

Oh dear. The love in between Dr Éoin Clarke and aspiring Labour leader Andy Burnham appears to be over. Mr S’s…

Labour leadership race touches a sore spot for Andy Burnham

1 June 2015 13:24

Andy Burnham may be the odds-on favourite for the Labour leadership but that doesn’t mean it’s all plain sailing for…

Kendall is a hard act to follow for Cooper and Burnham

21 May 2015 16:36

Liz Kendall is the great unknown Labour leadership candidate. She is the only one who hasn’t been in government or…

Ed Miliband returns from Ibiza to face the music

19 May 2015 11:32

Ed Miliband’s last-minute holiday to Ibiza was hardly the way in which the former Labour leader had envisaged spending the…

Ed Miliband’s fate shows that how you win a leadership contest matters almost as much as winning it in the first place

18 May 2015 18:58

Any new party leader needs legitimacy, an acceptance that they won the contest fair and square. Ed Miliband didn’t have…

Revenge of the Blairites

10 May 2015 10:52

Lord Mandelson and his protégé Chuka Umunna ended up sitting next to one another on the Marr sofa at the…

Labour leadership campaign: who might have a pop?

8 May 2015 7:22

So there could be a Labour leadership contest coming up. Who might have a pop? Chuka Umunna: Some members of staff…

Why all this talk of a hung parliament could be a self-fulfilling prophecy

6 April 2015 17:18

In a close campaign, you would normally expect the smaller parties to get squeezed as voters decided that is really…

The Burnham message

7 February 2015 9:13

Andy Burnham’s interview in The Times today lays down several markers. He praises Len McCluskey, declares that trade union funding…

Labour MPs’ minds wander to a post-election contest

1 February 2015 10:20

With the opinion polls so tight at the moment, we’re having to look for other ways to try and work…

The Labour leadership crisis that David Cameron would have scripted

9 November 2014 9:49

So far, this is the Labour leadership crisis that David Cameron would have scripted. The papers this morning are full…

Why hasn’t Labour sacked Ed Miliband?

14 October 2014 14:01

If a bus driver were heading towards the edge of a cliff, the passengers would try to seize control of…

What will Ed Miliband do on spending?

21 April 2013 12:35

The political mood has shifted these past few weeks. There’s now, as the Sunday papers demonstrate, far more focus on…

The other Miliband under attack

4 February 2012 10:42

By now, we’re all used to waking up to newspaper columns describing Ed Miliband’s flaws and proclaiming him unfit to…

Why David Miliband’s article matters

2 February 2012 8:59

The most curious thing about David Miliband’s article for the latest New Statesman — which is causing quite a stir…

Miliband tells the unions ‘tough’

17 January 2012 18:00

Ed Miliband has just done a TV clip full of the kind of quotes that politicians love using. In an…

What will Miliband do now?

17 January 2012 9:36

The Labour leader Ed Miliband has been determined not to define himself by picking fights against his own side. He…

More Mili-woe

12 January 2012 13:19

It gets worse for Ed Miliband in the polls today. After revealing last week that just 20 per cent of…

Miliband’s speech fails to excite

10 January 2012 13:20

Was Ed’s Big Speech worth the extended wait? Not really. It wasn’t a stone-cold terrible speech, but neither was it…

Enter, David Miliband?

9 January 2012 13:56

‘Every day, in every way, it’s getting worse for Ed Miliband.’ That’s what I said last Thursday, and it has…

The Miliband puzzle

7 January 2012 14:34

So why did Ed Miliband stop his brother being leader of the Labour Party? As each month of his uninspiring…