Labour

The working-class vote is fed up with democracy

20 February 2017 16:12

We’re told that the story of Stoke and other similar working-class constituencies is the advance of Ukip; yet more important is…

Labour’s shadow cabinet fail

20 February 2017 15:31

Given the frequency of shadow cabinet reshuffles under Jeremy Corbyn, even the most eagle-eyed Westminster residents now have difficulty identifying…

The one consolation for Labour? Ukip aren’t a slick fighting force

20 February 2017 15:20

Theresa May has been visiting Stoke-on-Trent today ahead of the ‘really important’ by-election in the city on Thursday. That the…

Britain under Corbyn? Just look at Venezuela

19 February 2017 9:00

Twenty years ago Venezuela was one of the richest countries in the world. Now it is one of the poorest.…

Labour has no alternative

18 February 2017 10:35

In normal times, by-elections are bad for governing parties and good for oppositions. But it is an indicator of how…

For the sake of Britain’s constitution, will everyone please shut up?

18 February 2017 10:00

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

The Labour party has turned into a political bed-blocker

18 February 2017 9:00

Just as it seems that Labour has reached the bottom of the abyss, Jeremy Corbyn and his party somehow manage…

Ken Loach discovers how the other half live

16 February 2017 16:01

Ken Loach has carved out a name as something of a Corbynista luvvie. The director put together a droning, hour-long…

The left are the Tories’ best friends

15 February 2017 12:10

Modern British history is largely a history of Tory rule and misrule. The Tories governed Britain from 1886 until 1905…

Labour’s Stoke candidate gives his verdict on today’s female politicians

13 February 2017 22:18

Oh dear. It’s safe to say that Labour’s candidate for the Stoke-on-Central by-election has not had a good day. After…

Paul Nuttall tries to manage expectations in Stoke

13 February 2017 18:02

Ukip are in the midst of an expectation management exercise in Stoke-on-Trent Central. As Paul Nuttall battles to take Tristram Hunt’s…

Why the Lords won’t block Brexit

11 February 2017 10:35

The government has no majority in the House of Lords and a majority of peers were pro-Remain. But despite this,…

What the papers say: Jeremy Corbyn’s road to nowhere

10 February 2017 8:41

Jeremy Corbyn has called reports of his departure ‘fake news’. This despite the Labour leader having a net approval rating…

Motion of no confidence in Bercow tabled

9 February 2017 18:24

The Tory backbencher James Duddridge has formally tabled a motion of no confidence in the Speaker John Bercow. Duddridge’s attempt…

The House of Commons votes for Brexit

8 February 2017 20:33

The drink will be flowing in the government whips’ office tonight. For the Brexit Bill has passed through the Commons…

Tory MP does Labour’s bidding on the economy

6 February 2017 12:53

It’s not been a great few days for Daniel Kawczynski. First the Tory MP had to cancel a controversial Commons reception…

What the papers say: Brexit ‘lift off’

2 February 2017 8:31

The period of ‘phoney Brexit’ is over, says the Daily Telegraph in its editorial this morning. After MPs overwhelming backed…

Harriet Harman’s indecent proposal 

29 January 2017 20:25

We have to talk about Harriet again, I’m afraid. Usually I get into trouble when I talk about Harriet. Ah…

Uber has become the labour market’s scapegoat

28 January 2017 9:00

The offensives against Uber are coming thick and fast. In October, a UK court ruled against the ride-sharing giant in…

More bad news for Labour as second frontbencher resigns

27 January 2017 15:17

Another day, another front-bench resignation from Labour. After Tulip Siddiq quit the front-bench over Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to impose a…

If the single market is so great for Wales, why is it so poor?

23 January 2017 15:45

Industry will shrivel. Exports will dry up. The few remaining steel works will be closed down. And rugby will be…

Corbyn’s team are trying – and failing – to turn him into a famous wit

18 January 2017 16:28

Poor grey sad Mr Corbyn. So angry. So useless. And so weird as a visual spectacle. His sharp-featured head looks,…

No real opposition from Labour to May’s Brexit speech

17 January 2017 15:32

With Theresa May opting to give her speech in the grand settings of Lancaster House rather than the Commons, it…

Jeremy Corbyn needs to work on his Trump impression

15 January 2017 9:59

‘I’m really interested about the similarities between me and Donald Trump,’ joked Jeremy Corbyn this morning on Marr. ‘Is it…

Why Theresa May isn’t the new Iron Lady

15 January 2017 8:00

Curbs on executive pay, restrictions on foreign takeovers and workers on boards. Not Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Britain, but ideas…