Angela Eagle

Why you shouldn’t vote for Jeremy Corbyn

24 August 2016 14:18

What follows is an appeal to Jeremy Corbyn supporters to think again. It’s from Chris, a Labour party member, who…

Sarah Champion unresigns and returns to Labour frontbench

25 July 2016 16:50

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, was one of the Labour frontbenchers who resigned in an attempt to force…

Have the police completely lost the plot today?

21 July 2016 18:53

Is it something to do with Theresa May’s departure as Home Secretary, or are the police completely losing it? The first…

Diane Abbott sticks the knife into Owen Smith as she compares him to David Cameron

21 July 2016 9:30

If we didn’t know it before, Diane Abbott has made it clear that this summer’s Labour leadership contest is going…

The show’s over for the Women’s Equality Party

20 July 2016 10:34

In the post-Brexit upheaval, the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has fallen out of sight. Its members once told us ‘WE can,…

Coffee House Shots: Owen Smith’s ‘Mission-bloody-difficult’

20 July 2016 8:55

Jeremy Corbyn is the clear favourite to win the Labour leadership battle, if yesterday’s YouGov poll is anything to go…

Is Owen Smith ‘radical’ or ‘normal’? He needs to be both to defeat Corbyn

20 July 2016 8:45

Owen Smith has told us he’s both ‘radical’ and ‘normal’. It doesn’t take a genius to work out those characteristics…

Angela Eagle’s leadership campaign ends with yet another gaffe – ‘porridge!’

19 July 2016 18:02

Today Angela Eagle has announced that she is dropping out of the Labour leadership race. Her decision comes after a…

Angela Eagle pulls out of Labour leadership contest

19 July 2016 17:26

In the past few minutes, Angela Eagle has pulled out of the Labour leadership contest, citing insufficient nominations in the…

Why Labour deserves to die

19 July 2016 15:10

Who might save the Labour Party? That’s the question dividing dinner parties across London, causing spats at media soirees, getting…

The Labour leadership contest looks set to be savage

19 July 2016 13:35

Labour MPs are currently nominating candidates in the party’s leadership contest to replace Jeremy Corbyn. The current Labour leader does…

Owen Smith: I’m normal… I have a wife and children

18 July 2016 16:39

Oh dear. With nominations for the next Labour leader set to open in a matter of hours, now is not the…

Is Owen Smith the answer to Labour’s Corbyn problem?

18 July 2016 16:32

As Katy reports, Labour appeared rather divided at its leadership hustings today. Behind the scenes, Owen Smith does seem to…

Angela Eagle caught in a bear trap at Labour hustings

18 July 2016 15:49

With nominations for the Labour leadership contest set to open this evening, the three hopefuls made their case to the…

Rod Liddle’s Freedom Dinner speech: Labour’s Jew-bashing, the anti-Brexit mob and Tim Farron

15 July 2016 14:49

This week, Mr S made his way to Boisdale to watch his Spectator comrade Rod Liddle give the key address…

Labour needs to rediscover its religious vision

14 July 2016 16:51

One of our main political parties is at an immense disadvantage. Labour is tied to a form of idealism. Socialism is…

Watch: Angela Eagle’s terrible timing continues as she reacts to Boris’ appointment

14 July 2016 8:59

Angela Eagle’s leadership launch has so far been characterised by one thing: her terrible timing. When she announced her bid…

Owen Smith launches ‘radical and credible’ Labour leadership bid. But is anyone listening?

13 July 2016 9:32

Owen Smith has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the Labour leadership contest. But the question on many…

Will Corbynistas be willing to stump up £25 to back their man?

13 July 2016 8:04

On the day Theresa May takes control at No.10 in a comparatively seemly transition, the Labour party is in the…

A traditional family life is now a political handicap

12 July 2016 14:35

‘I’m a gay woman with strong northern working-class roots,’ Angela Eagle told Robert Peston on Sunday. ‘I think I’m the…

Angela Eagle’s leadership launch goes from bad to worse: ‘I’m not crying now, am I’

12 July 2016 9:14

There were no great bombshells being dropped elsewhere or dramas unfolding in the Tory leadership race to distract attention away…

Coffee House Shots: Labour’s leadership election

11 July 2016 15:42

Labour’s leadership contest has finally been triggered as Angela Eagle made her bid for the position today. So how will…

Labour party split over whether to split

11 July 2016 15:22

As well as all the other things that Labour MPs are anxious about at the moment, there is genuine anxiety…

Watch: Angela Eagle abandoned by hacks at leadership launch

11 July 2016 13:43

Today the Eagle has landed. After touring television studios yesterday with talk that she would run to be the next…

Angela Eagle picks the worst possible moment to launch her leadership bid

11 July 2016 13:27

As leadership launches go, the timing could not have been worse for Angela Eagle. Moments before she was due to set…