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John McDonnell sends taxpayers running for the hills

26 September 2016 15:23

John McDonnell’s speech was a chance to win over voters. But while his pitch went down well in the hall…

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Labour members’ stand-off with MPs shows things can only get more bitter

26 September 2016 15:14

Jeremy Corbyn might have wanted to wipe the slate clean and start over with his MPs after the summer’s leadership…

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Coffee House Shots: Labour conference’s uneasy peace

26 September 2016 12:14

Labour’s conference is well underway but the mood so far is far from lively. Rather than rallying around their newly…

John McDonnell’s fight against capitalism steps up a gear

26 September 2016 10:37

With Labour’s bloody leadership contest behind them, John McDonnell wants to get back to business. This is a man who…

Labour conference, day two: The Spectator guide

26 September 2016 7:36

It’s day two of the Labour Party conference. Here’s the Spectator’s guide to what to look out for today: Main…

How long will the brittle peace at Labour’s conference survive?

25 September 2016 19:50

Labour conference is now firmly underway in Liverpool, as is the ‘World Transformed’ festival organised by Corbynite grassroots organisation Momentum.…

Reason for cheer at Momentum’s rival conference

25 September 2016 17:59

While the mood at Labour Conference is notably low this year, across town at Momentum’s ‘The World Transformed’ festival the…

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Why there will be no new shadow Cabinet for weeks

25 September 2016 11:11

Normally, a leadership election is followed by the leader appointing a new top team. But that won’t be happening in…

Bust-up over influence of Scottish Labour

25 September 2016 9:47

Now that Jeremy Corbyn has won, the fight moves to the jungle of Labour Party rules, regulations and procedures. Whoever…

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What Jeremy Corbyn can learn from Clement Attlee

25 September 2016 9:45

History teaches no lessons but we insist on trying to learn from it. There is no political party more sentimental…

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Labour’s conference, day one: The Spectator guide

25 September 2016 8:30

Jeremy Corbyn promised to wipe the slate clean following Labour’s fractious leadership race. Now that he’s officially clinched victory, it’s time for…

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Labour women attack Theresa May as ‘no sister’. How very un-feminist.

24 September 2016 17:38

The Labour Party is in a sour mood at present, that much we already know. Usually, most of the sourness…

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Now Corbyn has triumphed, Labour’s real civil war begins

24 September 2016 14:57

Jeremy Corbyn has never been in a stronger position as Labour leader than he is today. A leadership contest that…

Owen Smith MP Poses For Leadership Campaign Pictures

This Labour leadership contest has represented an intellectual surrender to Corbynism

24 September 2016 9:05

The Labour leadership result isn’t announced until 11.45am today. But whatever the result—and no one seems in much doubt what…

Corbyn’s NHS plans reveal why Labour is doomed

22 September 2016 16:17

The NHS was the defining issue of the Labour leadership campaign because both candidates knew it had the power to…

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Jeremy Corbyn promises to ‘wipe the slate clean’

22 September 2016 7:30

Yesterday evening, Jeremy Corbyn released a statement saying that: ‘As far as I am concerned, the slate will be wiped…

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How open borders killed the Labour party

21 September 2016 11:49

Barring a most spectacular Mossad operation – and I wouldn’t put it past them – Jeremy Corbyn will be re-elected…

Owen Smith all but concedes defeat in Labour leadership race

21 September 2016 9:11

There are still a few hours left in the Labour leadership race but judging by Owen Smith’s mood you wouldn’t…

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Tim Farron bangs the anti-Brexit drum as he reaches for the centre ground

20 September 2016 16:44

Tim Farron’s hardest task in his conference speech today was convincing people to actually listen. A test of how successful…

Labour’s internal battle is only just beginning

20 September 2016 8:48

Not even Owen Smith is pretending that he’ll defeat Jeremy Corbyn when the leadership election results are announced this weekend. Tom…

Jeremy Corbyn promises business as usual

19 September 2016 10:15

The big question in Labour’s leadership contest is not whether Jeremy Corbyn will win, but how much he’ll win by.…

Jeremy Corbyn Takes The Lead In The Labour Leadership Race

Leaked Corbyn abuse list shows the unbridgeable gulf in Labour

15 September 2016 15:49

The leaking – accidental or otherwise – of a list of Labour MPs allegedly guilty of abusive behaviour towards Jeremy…

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Owen Smith: UK could join euro and Schengen

11 September 2016 10:36

Why on earth did Owen Smith say that he might consider re-joining not just the European Union but also the…

Labour’s ex-frontbenchers make the most of life outside the shadow cabinet

9 September 2016 16:13

What can you fill your time with if you’re a former Labour frontbencher left twiddling your thumbs as a result…

MPs Enter Their Pets Into The Westminster Dog Of the Year Competition

Labour tastes success at Westminster Dog of the Year

8 September 2016 16:38

After seven years of Tory domination at the Westminster Dog of the Year competition, MPs from other parties had clearly…