May 2016 elections: The Spectator guide

4 May 2016 18:38

Britain goes to the polls this week, as electoral contests take place in London, Scotland, Wales and across England. They’re…


I know who I’m supporting in the Corbyn-Hodge leadership contest

3 May 2016 19:27

Christ help us – Corbyn or Hodge! I think, given the choice, I’m pretty firmly with Jezza. One deranged bien-pensant…

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Have Hamas declared their support for Jeremy Corbyn?

3 May 2016 15:30

It’s less than 48 hours until the polls open for the local elections and following last week’s anti-Semitism media-storm, Corbyn…


Corbyn makes his life more difficult by saying Labour won’t lose local council seats

3 May 2016 13:30

Jeremy Corbyn’s critics may well be setting the Labour leader impossible challenges by demanding that the party wins 400 seats…

Ken Livingstone Leave Millbank Amid Calls For His Resignation

Zero tolerance for anti-Zionists? The right is now as PC as the left

3 May 2016 12:47

So now we know: the right and the respectable left are just as good at PC purges as potty, radical…

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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…

It will take more than Labour’s ‘inquiry’ to deal with the left’s anti-Semitism problem

30 April 2016 10:47

Anyone concerned about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party should welcome the appointment of Shami Chakrabarti, the former head of Liberty,…

Listen: Ken carries on digging after Labour’s anti-Semitism row

30 April 2016 10:32

Ken Livingstone’s doggedness has kept him in politics for 40 years. Yet the same tenacity was also on display this…

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…

The Spectator podcast: When the right goes wrong

30 April 2016 8:30

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Watch: Jeremy Corbyn’s botched bid to escape from camera crew

29 April 2016 17:07

If there’s one thing Jeremy Corbyn does not like, it’s being hassled by journalists. The Labour leader was filmed yesterday…

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Labour’s anti-Semitism problem stems from its grassroots

28 April 2016 20:03

If I were the Conservative party I’d be getting worried: Labour’s implosion is happening too fast. At this rate they…

Today in audio: Ken’s day to forget

28 April 2016 17:29

Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour party after plonking himself firmly at the centre of the anti-Semitism row…


Ken Livingstone suspended by Labour

28 April 2016 13:50

Ken Livingstone has been suspended by Labour after wading in to defend Naz Shah in the anti-Semitism row. Labour officials…

Naz Shah and Ken Livingstone

Labour’s halfwits have revealed their anti-Semitic side

28 April 2016 11:51

My guess is that the people who voted for Naz Shah at the last election think she did not go…

The Spectator podcast: When the right goes wrong

28 April 2016 8:10

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Jeremy Corbyn’s McDonald’s boycott shows he’s a terrible snob

19 April 2016 16:33

What has Jeremy Corbyn got against McDonald’s? He wants to block the fast-food chain from having an outlet at the Labour party conference, a…

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Labour MPs fry Corbyn over McDonald’s ban

18 April 2016 20:18

Although the weekly meeting of the parliamentary Labour party is a private affair, Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesman offers journalists lurking in…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 4

Sadiq Khan’s London property pledge on shaky ground

14 April 2016 18:39

As part of Sadiq Khan’s London mayoral bid, the Labour candidate has rallied against foreign investors buying up London property.…

David Cameron Leaves Downing Street For Prime Minister's Questions

PMQs Sketch: Cameron’s far-sighted statesmanship

13 April 2016 16:43

A vandal smashing a window and calling it air conditioning. A mother marrying her son and declaring it a lesson…

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What is Labour’s official position on John Whittingdale?

13 April 2016 14:39

A Shadow Cabinet split has opened up over whether John Whittingdale should step aside from making decisions about press regulation.…


Labour’s war on the media rumbles on: Corbyn tells off hacks outside his home

8 April 2016 12:00

As David Cameron finds himself in hot water over his admission that he once owned shares in an offshore fund,…

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Labour secures the full fruits of Clause IV

7 April 2016 16:00

During the Labour leadership election, Jeremy Corbyn found himself in hot water after he appeared to claim in an interview…

Jeremy Corbyn is the John Terry of British politics

5 April 2016 12:19

Jeremy Corbyn has launched Labour’s local election campaign today with the promise that his party will stand up to the…

Steel Production In North East England

The government would not do more for the steel industry, even if the EU allowed them to

30 March 2016 16:51

Sajid Javid is the driest and most Thatcherite member of the government. So, it is no surprise that he is…