Hilary Benn

Brexit is exposing the cowardice of conservatism

4 April 2017 15:36

The decision by Conservative MPs to walk away from the Commons Committee on Exiting the EU is one of the…

Theresa May eviscerates Craig Oliver

2 November 2016 23:14

This time last year, George Osborne was the Chancellor of the Exchequer and tipped to be the next Prime Minister.…

Labour moderates return to the frontline

19 October 2016 17:44

Although Jeremy Corbyn has managed to tempt some MPs who resigned from his shadow cabinet back to the frontbench, there are…

Can Labour MPs use Trident disarray to oust Corbyn?

19 July 2016 9:04

Demonstrations of Labour party disunity are ten-a-penny these days. But even so, last night’s Trident debate was still something to…

John McDonnell leads Shadow Cabinet fightback for Corbyn’s survival – ‘he’s going nowhere’

26 June 2016 13:01

The Shadow Cabinet fightback is on. After Hilary Benn appeared on the Andrew Marr Show to set out the reasons for…

The Andrew Neil Interviews: Hilary Benn dragged out Remain’s immigration agony

6 June 2016 20:33

The first of the BBC’s series of prime-time EU referendum events took place this evening, with Andrew Neil interviewing Hilary…

What is Labour’s official position on John Whittingdale?

13 April 2016 14:39

A Shadow Cabinet split has opened up over whether John Whittingdale should step aside from making decisions about press regulation.…

Hilary Benn and Alan Johnson cheer up Labour MPs

22 February 2016 20:11

Jeremy Corbyn was still stuck in the Commons chamber when the Labour Party held its weekly meeting this evening. He…

Leaving the EU isn’t an ‘unknown’; it’s a return to the known

11 February 2016 15:28

I see that Hilary Benn has been doing his bit for ‘Project Fear‘. According to Mr Benn one of the…

Evan Davis slips up introducing Hilary ‘Big’ Benn on Newsnight

28 January 2016 0:01

While Hilary Benn has been called a lot of names in recent months by hard-left activists after he voted in favour…

Jeremy Corbyn never really wanted a ‘revenge reshuffle’

6 January 2016 9:51

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to make changes to his junior ministerial team today, though some might choose to walk anyway,…

How far can Jeremy Corbyn go in his reshuffle?

4 January 2016 8:52

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to carry out his much-awaited and much-briefed ‘revenge reshuffle’ this week. Given he will have to…

Momentum in a pickle over its ‘Huddersfield branch’

27 December 2015 18:42

In recent months both Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have defended the Momentum group from criticism. Created as a result of Corbyn’s…

PMQs sketch: Angela Eagle outshines Corbyn and Osborne

9 December 2015 16:00

Jeremy Corbyn is like the lights in a planetarium. Whenever he goes off, stars appear. Last week the radiation came…

Family values: Jeremy Corbyn’s brother takes a swipe at Hilary Benn – ‘a disgrace to his father’

4 December 2015 12:25

After Hilary Benn gave a passionate speech in favour of airstrikes, many on the left praised him for his words even…

Can ‘democratic’ bombs defeat ‘fascism’ in Syria? I have my doubts…

4 December 2015 10:11

Au contraire. Au contraire. I thought Hilary Benn’s speech was well delivered, but workmanlike in construction and told us nothing…

Jeremy Corbyn’s New Politics has ushered in an era of appalling online bullying

3 December 2015 17:53

It was meant to be about open debate and discussion, consensus through dialogue. But so far, Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of…

Hilary Benn’s speech was just a shallow historical re-enactment

3 December 2015 12:13

What’s with the orgy of fawning over Hilary Benn’s Syria speech? It was eloquent, yes, but content-wise it reminded me…

Yesterday’s vote wasn’t about Syria’s war. It was about Labour’s

3 December 2015 11:48

Parliament is always in a way a comedy of vanity. Yesterday it was a narcissistic farce. Our elected representatives spent…

Podcast special: Syria airstrikes and Hilary Benn’s extraordinary speech

2 December 2015 23:57

The House of Commons has voted to carry out airstrikes in Syria this evening by a majority of 174, but…

Full text of Hilary Benn’s extraordinary speech in favour of Syria airstrikes

2 December 2015 22:57

Thank you very much Mr Speaker. Before I respond to the debate, I would like to say this directly to…

Commons votes to bomb Islamic State in Syria

2 December 2015 22:54

British airstrikes against Islamic State will be extended to Syria after the House of Commons voted strongly in favour of…

Hilary Benn on Labour’s Syria split: ‘People of principle can reach different decisions’

1 December 2015 9:00

Tomorrow, Labour will try out something curious during the Commons debate on airstrikes in Syria. The opposition side of the…

Is Hilary Benn about to become Labour’s very own Aung San Suu Kyi?

30 November 2015 16:18

Labour’s shadow cabinet meeting is now over, with members scuttling past a hungry pack of journalists in Portcullis House without…

What’s really driving Labour’s row over Syria?

27 November 2015 12:25

Is Labour working through its policy differences on bombing Syria or is the shadow cabinet genuinely split? The New Politics…