Labour

Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith. Here’s why it won’t help him beat Corbyn

22 August 2016 7:59

It won’t come as much as a surprise to many that Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, has backed Owen…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 3

Labour’s security headache shows no sign of letting up

19 August 2016 16:34

With just over a month to go until Labour party conference in Liverpool, the party ought to be turning its…

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Watch: Jack Dromey’s U-turn over Corbyn

19 August 2016 10:30

It’s tough being a part of the Labour coup. Even though you’ve plotted behind the party leader’s back and are…

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Corbyn makes a half-hearted pitch to win over Tory voters

19 August 2016 8:11

Can Jeremy Corbyn reach out to – and win over – Tory voters at a general election? It sounds like…

Jeremy Corbyn Takes The Lead In The Labour Leadership Race

Court of Appeal rules in favour of Labour party in latest leadership contest twist

12 August 2016 15:32

In the past few minutes, the Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the Labour Party’s block on anyone…

Labour Leadership Election

Labour’s moderates are stuck until they can solve their membership problem

10 August 2016 19:13

We are still not entirely sure when the Labour leadership contest will end, but in these dusty days of recess,…

Corbyn ally wins Labour’s Liverpool mayoral nomination

10 August 2016 11:48

Labour has opted for Steve Rotheram to be their candidate in Liverpool’s mayoral election. It’s a big boost for Jeremy…

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Labour’s £25 voting fee is essentially a poll tax

9 August 2016 9:51

Imagine the reaction of Her Majesty’s Opposition if the government announced that it was to introduce a new ‘voter charge’…

Stronger In Campaign Gather Together To Wait For The Eu Referendum Result

Eddie Izzard’s kiss of death catches up with him

8 August 2016 18:37

Spare a thought for Eddie Izzard. Every campaign the cross-dressing comedian attaches himself to has a tendency to end in…

Labour Leadership Election

Labour members win court case on leadership contest

8 August 2016 11:34

Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast discuss what’s next for Labour: Could Labour hold its autumn conference without a confirmed leader?…

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…

Will Labour finally stop sweeping anti-Semitism under the carpet?

6 August 2016 12:39

In February, the co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, Alex Chalmers, resigned after having publicly accused the Club of…

Theresa May Succeeds David Cameron As The UK's New Prime Minister

Why an early election would be bad for the Tories

6 August 2016 10:35

Ten points ahead in the polls, Theresa May regarded as the best Prime Minister by a majority of voters and…

Jeremy Corbyn Launches Ten Promises To Transform Britain

Boring Corbyn has got it all wrong on personality politics

6 August 2016 8:00

Brits sometimes think that ‘personality politics’ is a bad thing. Jeremy Corbyn has certainly suggested as much; just before he…

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Owen Smith looks to 1945 to inspire Labour

5 August 2016 12:58

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith have faced off in their first hustings of what has already proved to be a…

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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Can Labour be trusted with Britain’s security when it can’t manage its own?

4 August 2016 11:28

During the Blair years the security guards at Labour party conferences had a reputation for over-zealous intervention – remember the…

Theresa May’s Labour land grab starts today

2 August 2016 8:09

Whilst Labour tangle themselves up in civil war, the Prime Minister is making a move for the party’s economic territory.…

Big boost for Jeremy Corbyn after court victory

28 July 2016 14:22

The Labour donor Michael Foster has lost his High Court case attempt to force Jeremy Corbyn to get 51 nominations…

Sarah Champion unresigns and returns to Labour frontbench

25 July 2016 16:50

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, was one of the Labour frontbenchers who resigned in an attempt to force…

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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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Sorry Jeremy, shouldn’t Labour’s gender equality review start at home?

21 July 2016 12:42

Today Jeremy Corbyn has launched his campaign ahead of the Labour leadership election. Corbyn, who is being challenged by Owen Smith, used the launch…

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Diane Abbott sticks the knife into Owen Smith as she compares him to David Cameron

21 July 2016 9:30

If we didn’t know it before, Diane Abbott has made it clear that this summer’s Labour leadership contest is going…

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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…

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Hand over £25, or the centre-left gets it

20 July 2016 13:31

In order to become a ‘registered supporter’ of the Labour party, you first have to disclose whether you’re a member…