Chris Leslie

Chris Leslie is no substitute for John McDonnell on Question Time

25 November 2016 14:42

On Thursday night, John McDonnell had to pull out of an appearance on Question Time — alongside David Gauke, Tim Farron, Mariana…

Labour members’ stand-off with MPs shows things can only get more bitter

26 September 2016 15:14

Jeremy Corbyn might have wanted to wipe the slate clean and start over with his MPs after the summer’s leadership…

What will Labour moderates do now?

6 May 2016 12:32

The election results that we’ve had through so far are a pretty potent combination for the Labour party. Diane Abbott…

Why Corbyn’s Quantitive Easing for the People would be disastrous for the economy

17 September 2015 10:29

‘Quantitative Easing for the People’ is one of the cornerstones of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership platform. The basic idea is simple:…

Business as usual for Labour as shadow teams get to work

15 September 2015 13:21

If you’d missed Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader, and pitched up to business questions in the Commons today, you…

Professor of Corbynomics hired to lecture on ‘economics of the real world’

8 September 2015 16:22

After Richard Murphy was revealed as the man behind Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policies, many were quick to start casting doubts…

Chris Leslie stands up to ‘Corbynomics’ — other should follow his example

3 August 2015 8:52

Finally, someone in Labour is tearing apart Jeremy Corbyn’s ideas. Overtly criticising what Corbyn stands for is something the leadership candidates have…

Labour’s Budget response: ‘It’s difficult’

8 July 2015 17:08

Chris Leslie has just briefed journalists on Labour’s response to the Budget. In summary, it’s all quite difficult. Leslie repeatedly…

How can Labour avoid being a useless Opposition in this week’s Budget?

6 July 2015 16:21

One of the toughest jobs in politics is responding to a Budget. It’s the job of the leader of the…

Chris Leslie makes ‘no apology’ for Labour’s focus on the current budget deficit

22 April 2015 17:38

Senior Labour figures have looked uncomfortable during this campaign when speaking of their own party’s policy on balancing the books…

Ed Balls is dodging the airwaves

8 April 2015 13:09

Ed Balls has gone to ground after his BBC interview surfaced from January undermining Labour’s big policy announcement on non-doms.…

Chris Leslie confirms: Ed Miliband is planning more tax rises

5 April 2015 12:43

There’s something Ed Miliband isn’t telling us. He’d spend more, he says, and tackle the deficit. But how? Almost every…

Were the Tories’ dodgy figures designed to provoke Labour into making a statement?

30 March 2015 18:28

Why are the Tories peddling what the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies has described as ‘at best unhelpful’, which is…

Labour’s latest plan: tackling the deficit through gun licence fees

13 January 2015 18:13

listen to ‘Chris Leslie says Labour will cut the deficit through gun licences’ on audioBoom Shadow Chief Secretary to the…

Chris Leslie: Labour cannot afford to reverse the Coalition’s cuts

30 May 2014 16:05

Chris Leslie’s speech today is intended to show that Labour is very fiscally responsible. It’s a noble task, and one…

Lynton Crosby is a guru with a visa

29 January 2014 12:32

The row over the immigration status of Ed Miliband’s American guru Arnie Graf rumbles on (with a question at PMQs).…

What Labour wishes the OECD said about Plan A – and what it actually said

29 May 2013 19:46

Labour is apparently thrilled with the OECD’s assessment of the UK economy, released today. The think tank cut its growth…