Labour

Labour’s defeat in Copeland shows the party is losing its heartlands

24 February 2017 16:58

So what went wrong for the Labour Party in Copeland last night? There’s no understating the scale of the defeat…

Labour is finished. But you can’t blame it all on Corbyn

24 February 2017 15:01

Even now, even following their historic thrashing in Copeland, Labourites still cannot face the truth. Sure, there are Twitter tears…

Lady Nugee blames fake news for Labour’s defeat in Copeland

24 February 2017 11:56

Labour is doing its share of soul searching this morning following its disastrous defeat in the Copeland by-election. There are…

John McDonnell gets his excuses in early for Labour’s disastrous by-election defeat in Copeland

24 February 2017 9:03

Labour’s defeat in Copeland is nothing short of a disaster – but you won’t hear that from the shadow chancellor.…

I was right! Brexit has killed off Ukip

24 February 2017 8:55

It is hugely important, if you are someone as insecure as myself, to say ‘I told you so’ whenever the…

Labour has just suffered its worst defeat for decades

24 February 2017 2:54

Isabel Hardman discusses the by-election results with Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth: The Tories have won the Copeland by-election with…

Labour hold Stoke as Ukip and Nuttall fail to breakthrough

24 February 2017 2:21

James Forsyth discusses the by-election results with Fraser Nelson and Isabel Hardman: Labour has avoided total electoral disaster and held…

Why Labour deserves a crushing defeat in Stoke

23 February 2017 8:52

Never in recent years has a party deserved to lose an election, to be demolished by people’s ballots and fury,…

The working-class vote is fed up with democracy

20 February 2017 16:12

We’re told that the story of Stoke and other similar working-class constituencies is the advance of Ukip; yet more important is…

Labour’s shadow cabinet fail

20 February 2017 15:31

Given the frequency of shadow cabinet reshuffles under Jeremy Corbyn, even the most eagle-eyed Westminster residents now have difficulty identifying…

The one consolation for Labour? Ukip aren’t a slick fighting force

20 February 2017 15:20

Theresa May has been visiting Stoke-on-Trent today ahead of the ‘really important’ by-election in the city on Thursday. That the…

Britain under Corbyn? Just look at Venezuela

19 February 2017 9:00

Twenty years ago Venezuela was one of the richest countries in the world. Now it is one of the poorest.…

Labour has no alternative

18 February 2017 10:35

In normal times, by-elections are bad for governing parties and good for oppositions. But it is an indicator of how…

For the sake of Britain’s constitution, will everyone please shut up?

18 February 2017 10:00

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

The Labour party has turned into a political bed-blocker

18 February 2017 9:00

Just as it seems that Labour has reached the bottom of the abyss, Jeremy Corbyn and his party somehow manage…

Ken Loach discovers how the other half live

16 February 2017 16:01

Ken Loach has carved out a name as something of a Corbynista luvvie. The director put together a droning, hour-long…

The left are the Tories’ best friends

15 February 2017 12:10

Modern British history is largely a history of Tory rule and misrule. The Tories governed Britain from 1886 until 1905…

Labour’s Stoke candidate gives his verdict on today’s female politicians

13 February 2017 22:18

Oh dear. It’s safe to say that Labour’s candidate for the Stoke-on-Central by-election has not had a good day. After…

Paul Nuttall tries to manage expectations in Stoke

13 February 2017 18:02

Ukip are in the midst of an expectation management exercise in Stoke-on-Trent Central. As Paul Nuttall battles to take Tristram Hunt’s…

Why the Lords won’t block Brexit

11 February 2017 10:35

The government has no majority in the House of Lords and a majority of peers were pro-Remain. But despite this,…

What the papers say: Jeremy Corbyn’s road to nowhere

10 February 2017 8:41

Jeremy Corbyn has called reports of his departure ‘fake news’. This despite the Labour leader having a net approval rating…

Motion of no confidence in Bercow tabled

9 February 2017 18:24

The Tory backbencher James Duddridge has formally tabled a motion of no confidence in the Speaker John Bercow. Duddridge’s attempt…

The House of Commons votes for Brexit

8 February 2017 20:33

The drink will be flowing in the government whips’ office tonight. For the Brexit Bill has passed through the Commons…

Tory MP does Labour’s bidding on the economy

6 February 2017 12:53

It’s not been a great few days for Daniel Kawczynski. First the Tory MP had to cancel a controversial Commons reception…

What the papers say: Brexit ‘lift off’

2 February 2017 8:31

The period of ‘phoney Brexit’ is over, says the Daily Telegraph in its editorial this morning. After MPs overwhelming backed…