Labour

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…

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Which Labour MPs are backing Owen Smith?

20 July 2016 11:44

Owen Smith is now in a head-to-head battle with Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership. We’ll know by September 24th…

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Coffee House Shots: Owen Smith’s ‘Mission-bloody-difficult’

20 July 2016 8:55

Jeremy Corbyn is the clear favourite to win the Labour leadership battle, if yesterday’s YouGov poll is anything to go…

Is Owen Smith ‘radical’ or ‘normal’? He needs to be both to defeat Corbyn

20 July 2016 8:45

Owen Smith has told us he’s both ‘radical’ and ‘normal’. It doesn’t take a genius to work out those characteristics…

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If smarmy Owen Smith is the answer, Labour’s asking the wrong question

19 July 2016 19:03

Jesus H Christ. Is this what it comes down to? A smarmy post-Tribunite nonentity swathed in unrealistic ambition, versus Chauncey…

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Angela Eagle’s leadership campaign ends with yet another gaffe – ‘porridge!’

19 July 2016 18:02

Today Angela Eagle has announced that she is dropping out of the Labour leadership race. Her decision comes after a…

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Angela Eagle pulls out of Labour leadership contest

19 July 2016 17:26

In the past few minutes, Angela Eagle has pulled out of the Labour leadership contest, citing insufficient nominations in the…

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Why Labour deserves to die

19 July 2016 15:10

Who might save the Labour Party? That’s the question dividing dinner parties across London, causing spats at media soirees, getting…

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Coffee House shots: the doomed Labour leadership challenge

19 July 2016 13:59

Support for leadership contenders Angela Eagle and Owen Smith are roughly evenly split within the party – though all involved…

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The Labour leadership contest looks set to be savage

19 July 2016 13:35

Labour MPs are currently nominating candidates in the party’s leadership contest to replace Jeremy Corbyn. The current Labour leader does…

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Can Labour MPs use Trident disarray to oust Corbyn?

19 July 2016 9:04

Demonstrations of Labour party disunity are ten-a-penny these days. But even so, last night’s Trident debate was still something to…

Trident: How every MP voted

19 July 2016 7:59

MPs have voted to renew Trident by an overwhelming margin: 472 voted for, compared to 172 against. It’s no great…

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The political theatre of the Trident debate

18 July 2016 19:57

The Trident debate might be about national security, but all the parties have political points they want to make. Indeed,…

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Corbyn savaged by his own MPs as he refuses to read out Labour policy on Trident

18 July 2016 18:07

If you wanted evidence to support the repeated assertion from Labour MPs that Jeremy Corbyn cannot continue as Labour leader,…

Is Owen Smith the answer to Labour’s Corbyn problem?

18 July 2016 16:32

As Katy reports, Labour appeared rather divided at its leadership hustings today. Behind the scenes, Owen Smith does seem to…

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The frivolity of the Left

18 July 2016 12:53

I can tell you why hundreds of thousands think that ‘Jeremy’ – as they insist on calling him – must…

Today’s Trident vote will show how the split within Labour is widening

18 July 2016 8:28

One of the first things Theresa May will have been briefed on when she took over as Prime Minister last…

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The era of political labels has ended

16 July 2016 8:20

I loathe labels but used to be described – indeed described myself – as a socialist. Perhaps as a result…

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Rod Liddle’s Freedom Dinner speech: Labour’s Jew-bashing, the anti-Brexit mob and Tim Farron

15 July 2016 14:49

This week, Mr S made his way to Boisdale to watch his Spectator comrade Rod Liddle give the key address…

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Labour needs to rediscover its religious vision

14 July 2016 16:51

One of our main political parties is at an immense disadvantage. Labour is tied to a form of idealism. Socialism is…