Labour pushed into fourth place in Sleaford by-election

9 December 2016 9:20

Last night’s Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election played out in a predictable fashion overall. After Stephen Phillips resigned in anguish…

Marxist-Leninists are now the Labour party’s moderates

7 December 2016 15:43

There are three misconceptions about the far left. Not one of them is true. And all of them hide the crisis in…

Labour shadow cabinet

Labour remembers what it’s like to be an effective opposition

7 December 2016 14:09

Is Labour actually managing to do its job as a decent opposition? Yesterday, the party forced the government into a…


Labour’s Matt Damon problem

30 November 2016 16:01

One of the crueller caricatures in the 2004 satirical film ‘Team America: World Police’ is a little puppet of Matt…

What the papers say: Labour’s Ukip nightmare

29 November 2016 8:53

After being made Ukip leader yesterday, Paul Nuttall wasted no time in making it clear who he had in his…

UKIP Leadership Hustings Take Place In Leeds

Paul Nuttall’s election is bad news for Labour

28 November 2016 13:14

Today Paul Nuttall has been appointed Ukip leader, winning over 62 pc of the vote. His election marks a new…

Jeremy Corbyn – a teenage romantic revolutionary who just happens to be in his sixties. Photo: NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn’s celebration of Castro proves that he’s not a serious leader

27 November 2016 16:11

Just when you thought the story of the Labour Party in the 21st century couldn’t get any more tragic, Jeremy…


Chris Leslie is no substitute for John McDonnell on Question Time

25 November 2016 14:42

On Thursday night, John McDonnell had to pull out of an appearance on Question Time — alongside David Gauke, Tim Farron, Mariana…


John McDonnell’s response showed how irrelevant Labour has become

23 November 2016 15:29

No-one envies the person whose job it is to respond for the Opposition to an economic statement that has just…

Diane Abbott and Tom Watson’s turf war at PMQs

23 November 2016 12:18

It’s a big day in the Commons with the Autumn Statement. Perhaps that’s why seat tensions ran so high at…


Stella Creasy: England team’s problem? Too many privately-educated players

22 November 2016 16:21

The English football team have a problem and everyone knows it. After a string of disappointing results, many fans are…

Speakers Rally To Commemorate The 80th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Cable Street

Labour struggles to work out its position on triggering Article 50

7 November 2016 13:07

What is Labour’s position on triggering Article 50? Four days on from the High Court’s ruling that Parliament must vote…

The troubling truth is that anti-Semitism in Britain is alive and well

6 November 2016 15:30

Growing up as a Jew in England, I’ve always felt proud of my heritage. The ugly spectre of anti-Semitism seemed…

Theresa May will only regret it if she doesn’t call an early election

3 November 2016 14:30

Is there anything more absurd than hearing a bunch of Remainers claiming that they have achieved a great victory for…


Watch: Theresa May’s embarrassment after PMQs grandad gaffe

2 November 2016 12:34

Poor old Theresa May. The Prime Minister did her best to try and share some good feeling with those on the…

Amber Rudd is right, Orgreave is best consigned to the history books

1 November 2016 16:17

So, there will be no public inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave in 1984, and no left-wing lawyers making a…


The left begins to eat itself

31 October 2016 16:41

As the Parliamentary Labour Party manages to — uncharacteristically — stay out of the headlines for in-fighting, over on the…

Jeremy Corbyn lets Theresa May off the hook again at PMQs

26 October 2016 13:18

Today’s PMQs could have been a tricky affair for Theresa May. Her decision on Heathrow has seen one Tory MP…


Labour fined £20,000 for the EdStone

25 October 2016 11:39

Just when you thought it was confined to political folklore, the EdStone returns again to haunt Labour. Mr S was interested to…

Theresa May’s Ukip opportunity

23 October 2016 11:13

Since Nigel Farage’s latest resignation as Ukip leader, it has become clear that he is the only person who can…

Blue Labour: Yvette Cooper is a great admirer of Sir Robert Peel. Image: Getty.

Labour moderates return to the frontline

19 October 2016 17:44

Although Jeremy Corbyn has managed to tempt some MPs who resigned from his shadow cabinet back to the frontbench, there are…

Tories on 47 per cent share of the vote in latest poll

19 October 2016 16:27

Polls have made miserable reading for Jeremy Corbyn ever since he won his first leadership election last year. And the…

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My crush on Jeremy Corbyn is no longer cool

19 October 2016 11:34

There are some crushes that ought to be crushed. When I was about nine, I fancied our village vicar —…

Theresa May is Blue Labour at heart

15 October 2016 12:18

I never really agreed with the central-thesis of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — that ‘42’ is the answer…


Watch: Emily Thornberry’s calamitous Question Time appearance

14 October 2016 16:49

Emily Thornberry put in a memorable performance on Question Time last night. Unfortunately for the shadow foreign secretary, it was…