Frank Field

A life apart: an interview with Frank Field

2 August 2019 12:33

Frank Field has announced today that he is forming the ‘Birkenhead Social Justice Party’ to stand at the next election.…

Even without a by-election, the Corbynites could soon purge the Labour party

31 August 2018 18:01

The fallout from Frank Field’s decision to resign the Labour whip over the leadership’s handling of anti-Semitism allegations continued today.…

Frank Field’s Labour resignation is a sign of things to come

30 August 2018 17:10

Frank Field has become the first Labour MP to quit the party over anti-Semitism. He resigned the whip – blaming…

Frank Field throws stones from an inherited glass house

15 November 2017 17:36

This week, there was a rare sight for the post snap-election political landscape: two Labour MPs having a barney. On…

Britain’s morals are regressing. We need a Social Highway Code

25 February 2017 12:00

Life in Britain has become much cruder, meaner and more spiteful practically everywhere. It can be seen in people’s behaviour…

Philip Green is the ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’. What will Theresa May do about it?

25 July 2016 7:57

In her opening pitch as Prime Minister, Theresa May vowed to stick up for the man in the street and…

Welfare reform is no longer the sole responsibility of the DWP

18 January 2016 15:22

The government came to office in 2010 with the promise of revolutionising the welfare state as we have known it.…

Have food banks become a ‘boil of no significance’?

10 December 2015 11:52

Remember food banks? They were a hot political issue about a year ago, with Labour MPs raising them again and…

Frank Field: Tory MPs share Labour’s concerns on cutting tax credits

15 September 2015 9:12

The government will push forward with its plans to cut £6 billion in tax credits today and the Commons vote is one…

George Osborne could revolutionise welfare – but does he know what he’s doing?

14 September 2015 19:35

Have we ever had a more political Chancellor of the Exchequer? I doubt it. The political skills of George Osborne…

Jeremy Corbyn won’t destroy Labour. But he might yet destroy the country

28 July 2015 17:47

Imagine, for a moment, the following scenario. In 2017 Britain votes narrowly to remain within the European Union, despite the…

The poverty of the UK poverty measure

25 June 2015 12:30

It’s sad to see so many genuinely well-meaning people judge the fight against poverty by the publication of a massive spreadsheet, but…

New select committee chairs elected

18 June 2015 13:25

The new chairs of the select committees have been announced. Before 2009, the party whips handed out the chairmanships of…

Frank Field will David Cameron in the days when the Labour MP worked closely with the Tory leader on anti-poverty policy. Picture: Getty

Labour MP suggests Ed Miliband is not speaking frankly about NHS spending

16 April 2015 13:38

This morning Sir David Nicholson criticised Ed Miliband for failing to commit an extra £8 billion a year towards the NHS. The…

How long will the fragile consensus on food banks last?

8 December 2014 14:25

Frank Field just about managed to hold together a cross-party consensus on the need to tackle hunger in this country…

Food bank report is a chance to end the toxic political stand-off

8 December 2014 8:45

It has been quite difficult for anyone following the growth food banks over the past few years to avoid growing…

The Afghans found in Tilbury Docks remind us that slavery is back in Britain

18 August 2014 9:43

How seriously should we take modern slavery? To some, the very phrase sounds hysterical: slave markets are seen as something…

Video: Frank Field pulls apart the coalition’s Modern Slavery Bill

3 July 2014 13:28

How radical is the coalition’s Modern Slavery Bill? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Labour MP Frank Field…

Exclusive: Nigel Farage doesn’t want to lead the Out campaign

21 May 2014 15:51

Nigel Farage has told The Spectator that he doesn’t want to lead the Out campaign come an EU referendum. In…

Frank Field will David Cameron in the days when the Labour MP worked closely with the Tory leader on anti-poverty policy. Picture: Getty

What would Frank Field do for Labour?

19 August 2013 11:18

The latest tranche of advice for Ed Miliband contains pleas for the Labour leader to think the unthinkable and hire…