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Keir Starmer goes off script in Brexit conference speech

25 September 2018 11:38

This year’s Labour conference has been praised for adopting a more professional tone than previous years. However, today that message…

Through the looking glass: Labour’s future foreign policy

25 September 2018 10:25

To the dismay of many of Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary colleagues, foreign policy is the Labour leader’s main passion. Corbyn rarely…

Watch: Ex-Corbyn spinner gets schooled on Sky News

24 September 2018 17:27

Dawn Butler’s decision to back Militant didn’t go down well on the first day of Labour conference, but the shadow…

Watch: Labour supporting teacher on getting rid of Tories

24 September 2018 16:56

A teacher and Labour party member has just taken to the stage at the party’s conference talking of the importance…

Diane Abbott’s immigration plan fails to add up

24 September 2018 15:02

What would the government’s immigration policy look like if Diane Abbott was Home Secretary? Abbott’s speech on the fringe of…

Labour conference 2018, in pictures

24 September 2018 11:26

It’s that time of year again: Labour conference. With Jeremy Corbyn’s grip on the party tightening in the past year,…

Listen: Labour MP blasts Corbynite colleague at Progress rally

24 September 2018 10:48

Here we go again. Although Labour conference has become increasingly Corbynite in recent years, the Progress rally can always be…

Hacks left in the cold at Labour conference

23 September 2018 14:14

Jeremy Corbyn’s relationship with the MSM has long been a strained one. When the Labour leader isn’t bad-mouthing hacks, he’s…

Watch: Siblings turn on congressman in brutal attack ad

22 September 2018 21:44

In recent weeks, Westminster has given Washington a run for its money when it comes to unpredictability in politics. However,…

Dawn Butler’s Militant conference message

22 September 2018 16:13

When the Labour manifesto was leaked ahead of the 2017 general election, critics said that a win for Jeremy Corbyn…

Emily Thornberry risks reigniting Labour’s anti-Semitism row

21 September 2018 16:18

Is Jeremy Corbyn the victim in Labour’s anti-Semitism scandal? Emily Thornberry seems to think so. The shadow foreign secretary said…

Watch: Vince Cable fluffs his ‘erotic spasm’

18 September 2018 15:17

Vince Cable’s big moment at the Lib Dem party conference has arrived – but unfortunately for the Lib Dem leader…

Watch: Philip May falls foul of the Maybot

18 September 2018 8:11

Picture the scene: it’s Friday night at Chequers and the Prime Minister and her husband are letting their hair down.…

Gina Miller’s manifesto to nowhere

14 September 2018 17:37

Remain crusader Gina Miller has repeatedly denied reports that she has plans to become a politician – or, more specifically, leader…

Justin Welby’s Amazon hypocrisy

14 September 2018 9:39

Justin Welby is a business man these days. On top of his duties as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Welby is…

Peter Willsman welcomed back into the fold at Labour conference

13 September 2018 13:51

When Peter Willsman was re-elected onto the Labour NEC this month, there was a sense of shock in the party.…

Watch: Skripal suspects say they were in Salisbury ‘to see the Cathedral’

13 September 2018 12:48

Last week, the UK government released CCTV footage of the two Russian men suspected of poisoning Sergei Skripal and his…

Watch: John McDonnell’s call for ‘direct action’ against Tory MPs

13 September 2018 9:59

Jacob Rees-Mogg won support from across the political spectrum on Wednesday when the MP and his children were ambushed outside…

Michael Gove: The Prime Minister is doing a great job… at the moment

12 September 2018 11:00

As the European Research Group breaks out in to open revolt and rumours of no confidence letters abound, it seems…

Goldsmiths student group: Gulags ‘actually a compassionate, non-violent course of action’

11 September 2018 17:36

Yesterday, the LGBTQ+ society of Goldsmiths University, emitted a series of tweets defending the educational value and ‘compassion’ of Soviet…

Alan Duncan’s outrageous double standards

11 September 2018 14:39

Boris Johnson appears to have perfected the art of triggering his Westminster colleagues. First with letterboxes, now suicide vests, the…

The banks abandon Project Fear

11 September 2018 14:20

Three senior bankers from Barclays, J.P. Morgan and Citi descended on the House of Commons today to give evidence to…

Dawn Butler: Labour didn’t lose the general election

10 September 2018 18:16

It’s been over a year since the last general election, but it looks like there are still some Labour MPs…

Boris Johnson back to old tricks

9 September 2018 23:20

It’s been a busy weekend for Boris Johnson. After the former foreign secretary came under fire over his private life,…

Everyone who hates Chequers – a beginner’s guide

7 September 2018 17:58

In August, this author teased Dalibor Rohac, who wrote in the Washington Post: ‘Theresa May is the world’s most underrated…