Andy Burnham

The Labour leadership race descends into farce

9 June 2010 11:37

Perhaps it’s just me but this morning’s Labour leadership machinations are a farce of political correctness. Everyone is falling over…

The curious race for nominations

25 May 2010 18:42

One of the mildly diverting features of the Labour leadership contest so far is this nominations counter on the party…

Is the Labour Party Thinking Seriously About Downing Street or Planning to Become BNP-lite?

22 May 2010 20:53

I have yet to get really excited about the Labour Party leadership race. I was deeply depressed by the manner…

Dodging Iraq

22 May 2010 15:32

Disowning the Iraq War: that’s the task which Ed Balls and Ed Miliband have a set themselves today, as part…

The Labour leadership contest gets interesting

20 May 2010 9:05

Tales of the expected and the unexpected this morning, as two more names enter the Labour leadership fray. The first…

Burnham strikes a blow to the Lib-Lab coalition

11 May 2010 15:00

As James suggested, the mood is shifting against a Lib-Lab coalition this afternoon. And now the idea has been dealt…

Labour have moved on from the death tax for now – and so should the Tories

30 March 2010 9:35

Labour’s plans for a national care service aren’t looking too sharp this morning.  Andy Burnham is expected to announce a…

Avoiding the Burnham Disincentive

5 March 2010 13:30

One story which has been rumbling along in the background of Ashcroft and Chilcot – and, indeed, over the past…

Has that Tory poster made Brown’s job easier in PMQs?

10 February 2010 11:14

Yesterday’s Guardian story about a potential death tax would have been perfect material for Cameron in PMQs. Even after Andy…

How should the Tories respond to those Labour guarantees?

9 February 2010 15:13

If you’re going to take anything away from Andy Burnham’s press conference this morning – apart from his denials about…

Burnham’s exocet misfires

15 January 2010 15:21

The sword of truth is working overtime this afternoon. First, Andy Burnham writes a letter to David Cameron demanding answers…

Burnham enters the fray

1 December 2009 15:09

Oh dear.  The Labour leadership speculation is back in full effect, thanks to Paul Waugh’s scoop in the Standard.  According…

Burnham blocks reform

30 September 2009 18:37

More evidence today that the TUC is dictating government policy on public services. Nick Timmins in the FT notes that…

Behind the swine flu panic

14 July 2009 10:46

I am instinctively sceptical about health scare stories, so have been watching the Swine Flu story with much suspicion. We…

The Sky Has Fallen In

11 May 2009 23:38

We blithely say that politicians are despised even more than journalists. But those who work closely with MPs generally end…

New Deal of the Mind at 11 Downing Street

25 March 2009 23:26

I don’t think it’s quite right for me to keep promoting New Deal of the Mind here on my Spectator…