Blairites

Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents are finally starting to show political nous

2 September 2015 12:23

Chuka Umunna’s call for Labourites to unite around their new leader and show ‘solidarity’ does show a growing acceptance that…

Another union backs Corbyn as the antidote to a Blairite ‘virus’

30 July 2015 13:44

Jeremy Corbyn is stormin’ his way through the trade unions affiliated to the Labour party. The Communication Workers’ Union has…

The Burnham message

7 February 2015 9:13

Andy Burnham’s interview in The Times today lays down several markers. He praises Len McCluskey, declares that trade union funding…

Is Lord Adonis the right man to lead Labour’s Growth Review?

12 August 2013 15:17

One of the things we know about Labour’s policies is that the Adonis Growth Review is meant to produce a…

David Miliband resignation: political and press reaction

27 March 2013 8:39

Here is a selection of what various Labour big wigs, political commentators and media figures have made of Miliband’s decision…

The Blair-Brown wars continue

13 April 2012 16:10

It took the Tory party 15 years to recover from the bad blood created by Margaret Thatcher’s forced resignation. So…

What will Miliband do now?

17 January 2012 9:36

The Labour leader Ed Miliband has been determined not to define himself by picking fights against his own side. He…

Miliband is trapped in his own foggy argument

16 December 2011 13:50

With one well-timed jab in PMQs, David Cameron turned much of this week’s political debate – in domestic terms, at…

Labour won’t look on the bright side

27 September 2011 10:11

Walking around the Labour conference and its fringes, it sometimes feels like the party suffered not just a defeat but…

Milburn withdraws the Blairite seal of approval

16 June 2011 9:09

Alan Milburn’s article for the Telegraph this morning is a rhetorical blitzkreig against the coalition and their NHS reforms. From…

Labour is working towards a decade of Opposition

12 June 2011 9:43

Is Ed Miliband finished? That’s the implication of many of the papers today — and David is portrayed as waiting…

Clegg defines his liberalism

13 March 2011 15:20

I do feel for Nick Clegg. He’s taken an oppositionalist party into government, and they hate it. He is politically…

Burnham’s slide to the left

9 February 2011 18:28

One of the more depressing sights in politics at the moment is how Andy Burnham is leading the Labour party…

Dorrell: I have reservations about the Health Reforms

17 January 2011 15:48

Stephen Dorrell, the former Health Secretary and current Chairman of the Health Select Committee, and Chuka Umanna appeared on the…

A paean to the people

26 December 2010 14:36

There’s so much junk on the box at Christmas that yesterday I tweeted a link to a seven-minute video that…

Laws on the formation of the coalition: Labour were simply too divided

2 December 2010 17:35

David Laws has responded to Andrew Adonis’ partisan review (no link apparently) of 22 Days in May. Laws’ account of…

Boles: the coalition is David Miliband’s natural home

13 October 2010 18:02

Nick Boles is fast becoming ubiquitous. He wrote an article for this morning’sGuardian, urging Labour’s wounded Blairites to join the…

Labour’s historic mistake

2 October 2010 13:51

I’ve already mentioned George Osborne’s interview with the Telegraph, but it certainly merits another. As Ben Brogansays, Osborne is in…

The Feeble Mugabe Gotcha

2 September 2010 21:14

Step forward the FT’s Jim Pickard: Some sceptics have often asked why Tony Blair was happy to help rid the…

Cameron: I fear David Miliband most

28 August 2010 11:23

Strange but true: the Cameroons are wary of a Labour Party led by David Miliband. The Guardian’s Nick Watt has…