Joan Ryan quits Labour and joins the Independent Group

19 February 2019 22:28

Another Labour MP, Joan Ryan, has tonight announced she is leaving the party to join the Independent Group. This is…

Sajid Javid is wrong to strip Shamima Begum of her British citizenship

19 February 2019 21:47

Sajid Javid’s decision to strip Shamima Begum of her British citizenship leaves me deeply uneasy. I can understand why a…

Watch: Angela Smith blames ‘funny tinge’ comment on tiredness

19 February 2019 18:08

Angela Smith unwittingly became the story of the day yesterday when she referred to people of a ‘funny tinge’ on…

Luciana Berger’s departure is the beginning of the end for Labour

19 February 2019 17:33

Manny Shinwell knew how to deal with anti-Semites. Born in London’s East End, reared in Glasgow, and once jailed for…

Honda’s departure is bad news for Brexiteers – and Remainers

19 February 2019 14:57

The story of Honda leaving Swindon is another case-study in how Brexit is a political circus-mirror, warping and twisting perceptions…

Winston Churchill and the plot to smear Britain’s great men

19 February 2019 14:15

The concerted attempt by left-wing figures to smear Winston Churchill last week is no surprise. In fact, it is another…

Bernie Sanders’ rivals will struggle to defeat him

19 February 2019 13:35

The Democratic nomination process for 2020 is a race and Bernie Sanders should be the overwhelming favourite. He’s just announced…

Honda boss: Swindon closure is not Brexit related

19 February 2019 12:42

Ian Howells, the senior vice president for Honda in Europe, and the most senior representative of the company in the…

How the Democrats plan to revive the special relationship after Trump

19 February 2019 11:50

Last weekend’s Munich Security Conference could perhaps best be summarised by two sentences in the 102-page report produced by a group of…

David Gauke is wrong about short prison sentences

19 February 2019 11:36

‘Short term custody isn’t inherently bad, but the way we do it is awful.’ I didn’t expect Justice Secretary David…

New polling suggests Labour should be worried about the Independent Group

19 February 2019 9:51

When seven MPs announced yesterday that they were leaving Labour to form a new centrist faction called The Independent Group,…

Tom Watson’s intervention spells trouble for Jeremy Corbyn

19 February 2019 8:22

The second most important political act yesterday was the impassioned declaration of near UDI by the deputy leader of the…

Militant councillor Derek Hatton is readmitted to the Labour Party

18 February 2019 21:12

It’s been a day of bad news for the Labour Party, after seven of its MPs announced they were leaving…

Corbyn’s cheerleaders are wrong to sneer at Which? magazine

18 February 2019 18:09

First, a confession. Because I try not to spend too much time on Twitter, I sometimes miss “the story that…

In praise of the Labour splitters

18 February 2019 16:34

The first thing to note is that it’s not about policy. The not-so secret seven MPs who left the Labour…

Why I do not see those who have resigned today as traitors

18 February 2019 15:50

The instant emotion I felt, when I heard the news this morning that colleagues were leaving Labour, was deep sadness.…

Watch: Angela Smith apologises over ‘funny tinge’ gaffe

18 February 2019 14:40

The Independent Group is only a few hours old but already one of its leading members has made a blunder…

Len McCluskey: the whole Labour anti-Semitism issue is ‘contrived’

18 February 2019 14:22

Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters in the Labour party have been on the defensive today, following the announcement that a group of…

Universities should resist calls to ‘decolonise the curriculum’

18 February 2019 14:18

Meghan Markle has reportedly backed calls to ‘decolonise the curriculum’. This campaign to promote ethnic minority thinkers in place of ‘male,…

Will any Tory MPs join the Independent Group?

18 February 2019 13:29

Is this a split in the Labour party or something more? At today’s launch, Chuka Umunna was clear that the…

The Independent Group’s website woes

18 February 2019 11:49

Oh dear. When Chuka Umunna announced that he and six other Labour MPs were leaving their party and forming ‘The…

Chuka Umunna identifies the Independent Group’s big flaws

18 February 2019 11:19

Chuka Umunna has quit the Labour party and set up a new political party. Calling itself the Independent Group, Umunna…

Corbynistas go into meltdown over Labour splitters

18 February 2019 10:39

Oh dear. After months and years of speculation, this morning seven Labour MPs announced that they are quitting the party…

Watch: Luciana Berger’s damning verdict on Labour

18 February 2019 10:36

Luciana Berger and six other Labour MPs have just quit the Labour party. Explaining her reasons for quitting Corbyn’s party,…