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Labour’s election star on ‘evil left-wing bastards’

6 February 2016 20:30

Since Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, the party have had a fair few run-ins with dictators of the past. After John…

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Labour Leave to split from Vote Leave

5 February 2016 9:47

Following reports of a furious row between Labour Leave and Vote Leave in the Guardian and the Times, I understand…

Labour must make home ownership its priority

4 February 2016 12:03

Housing is now the biggest domestic public policy failure since the Second World War. A broken market that doesn’t meet…

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Labour delays Shadow Cabinet row on Trident

3 February 2016 15:37

Labour has delayed its Shadow Cabinet discussion of the party’s Trident review until next week, after yesterday’s meeting ran out…

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Jeremy Hutchinson discusses his ‘short fling’ with Margaret Thatcher

3 February 2016 9:51

As the oldest living peer in the Lords at the grand age of 100, Baron Hutchinson of Lullington has a name that…

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Scottish Labour, peering into the abyss, wake up and decide to do something

2 February 2016 16:45

Last week Kezia Dugdale, the leader of the Scottish Labour party, ventured south to the Imperial capital to brief the…

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John McDonnell challenges George Osborne to publish his tax return

31 January 2016 13:15

Today is deadline day for all self-assessment tax returns, with those who fail to submit their return in line for…

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Watch: John Bercow takes Anna Soubry to task in Commons showdown

30 January 2016 8:00

Last year Alex Salmond told Anna Soubry to ‘behave yourself, woman‘ after the pair clashed in the chamber. While it was Salmond who…

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Watch out Laura! Corbynistas strengthen ties with Robert Peston

27 January 2016 13:18

Even though Robert Peston has only been in his new job as ITV’s political editor for little more than a week, he…

Google tax row is convenient for Labour

27 January 2016 9:04

In the Google tax story, which continues to run in the papers today, Labour has found a theme that it…

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A Trident debate could send chaos into the heart of Scottish Labour

26 January 2016 16:42

When will ministers hold their vote on Trident renewal? The Sun reports today that the ‘main gate’ decision on the size…

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Nicola Sturgeon ridicules Labour’s ‘tortured’ Trident debate

24 January 2016 15:20

Given last year’s election was so much about the possibility of the SNP and Labour working together in government, Labour…

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Corbyn didn’t consult Shadow Business Secretary over controversial business policy idea

22 January 2016 18:46

Angela Eagle wasn’t told about a controversial plan to ban companies who do not pay a living wage from paying…

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RIP ‘EdStone’: the fate of Labour’s 8ft policy cenotaph is finally revealed

21 January 2016 18:14

There was one infamous invoice missing from the Electoral Commission’s campaign spending data yesterday — that of the EdStone. Labour…

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Tories worry about plan to Short change opposition parties

21 January 2016 16:22

Labour is a very poor opposition at the moment, and no amount of money could fix that. But the government…

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Trying to analyse the election spending data? Follow Deep Throat’s advice…

21 January 2016 15:05

The publication of expenses for last year’s election is a useful reminder of the reality of much of politics. It…

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PMQs sketch: Labour’s yellow submarine

20 January 2016 16:03

A new face at PMQs becomes samey after a few months. Corbo reached that point some time ago and Cameron…

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Revealed: Labour spent £184,000 on Miliband’s debate coach

20 January 2016 12:40

Today the Electoral Commission have released the campaign expenditure returns of the six political parties that spent £250,000 or more…

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Beckett report will change little in Labour

20 January 2016 9:05

Few Labour MPs had expected Margaret Beckett’s report into the 2015 election loss to be the thing that saved the…

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Beckett report into Labour’s loss is uncomfortable reading for all party factions

19 January 2016 16:18

Labour’s report on its election defeat is finally out, and it says there are four reasons for its defeat: Failure…

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Labour and pollsters confront what went wrong in May 2015

19 January 2016 8:57

Two post-mortems into the general election come out today: the pollsters’ examination of how their surveys got the election so…

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Labour struggles to be an Opposition as MPs mock its Trident tribulations

18 January 2016 16:38

Emily Thornberry might not know why Jeremy Corbyn made her Shadow Defence Secretary, but she will have known that this…

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Will Corbyn take the nuclear option on Trident?

18 January 2016 8:58

Jeremy Corbyn’s remarks about Trident have, unsurprisingly, been picked up everywhere this morning. The Labour leader told Andrew Marr yesterday…

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What David Aaronovitch’s brilliant memoir tells us about British communism

16 January 2016 15:20

Like most trade unionists in the 1970s and 80s I worked with a fair few communists. Men like Dickie Lawlor,…

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Forget Corbyn’s shambolic reshuffle: the Labour leader is winning

15 January 2016 9:30

No amount of reports in the press that Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet-making is farcical and his party is divided should…