Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May forced into ‘dementia tax’ U-turn by Jeremy Corbyn

22 May 2017 12:06

Theresa May promised ‘the first ever proper plan to pay for – and provide –social care’ in the party’s manifesto.…

What the papers say: Is Corbyn’s poll boost the start of a Labour fightback?

22 May 2017 8:42

Optimistic Labour supporters are greatly cheered by the party’s boost in the polls. Labour has now cut the gap to single figures for…

Stupid is as stupid votes

21 May 2017 11:08

John Stuart Mill is usually credited as the person who first called the Conservatives ‘the stupid party’, but that isn’t…

Labour knew about Corbyn and the IRA. Now the country knows

20 May 2017 18:21

The security services are a rum lot. All that intrigue gets to you eventually, and that’s not counting those who…

Why agonise over things that will never happen?

20 May 2017 9:15

In attending to Labour’s Free Ice Cream For Everyone manifesto out of ghoulish voyeurism, I violated a personal rule of…

Earn less than £85,000? You might be better off under Corbyn

18 May 2017 14:53

Recent elections have followed the same format: the Conservatives positioning themselves as the party of low taxes while Labour feels…

Election 2017: Do you believe in miracles?

18 May 2017 11:14

If you want to imagine the future of British politics, consider the tale of Kristy Adams, the Conservative candidate in…

Jeremy Corbyn, the new Worzel Gummidge

17 May 2017 10:30

Lord Ashcroft’s reports from his election focus groups give a flavour of attitudes. All group members were asked to name…

This election isn’t about policy – and it shows

16 May 2017 11:00

One of the complaints that allies of Jeremy Corbyn often issue is that his critics – whether in his own…

To tax the rich, introduce a tax cut

14 May 2017 8:45

Jeremy Corbyn wants to put up income tax only for people who earn more than £80,000 a year, he says.…

Labour’s plan to ban unpaid internships will do more harm than good

13 May 2017 9:30

Nothing better sums up middle-class millennials’ sense of entitlement than their demand that they be paid for interning. ‘Paid internships…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Chatham House speech, full text

12 May 2017 13:26

Chatham House has been at the forefront of thinking on Britain’s role in the world. So with the General Election…

Labour’s manifesto: the newspapers’ verdict

12 May 2017 8:45

Labour had a day to forget yesterday: the party’s leaked manifesto was plastered all over the newspapers, its leader was…

Labour’s manifesto is a fiscal fantasy land – but the Tories would be wrong to ignore it

12 May 2017 7:33

Labour’s leaked manifesto is, predictably enough, a fiscal fantasy land with lots of spending pledges and rather few tax rises…

The counter-revolution begins, comrades, on 12 June

11 May 2017 21:49

Think of the Parliamentary Labour Party as a regiment ordered over the top in the First World War. The soldiers…

Labour’s manifesto reveals one thing: the Left has run out of ideas

11 May 2017 16:07

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for Labour, Noam Chomsky goes and endorses Jeremy Corbyn. ‘If I were…

Watch: Corbyn’s car drives over BBC cameraman’s foot

11 May 2017 11:50

Jeremy Corbyn’s day is going from bad to disastrous. Labour’s draft manifesto has been leaked and is splashed all over…

Leaked draft of Labour 2017 manifesto – full text

11 May 2017 9:09

Labour’s draft manifesto for the general election has been leaked; here’s the full text: Manifesto: For the many not the…

What’s in Labour’s leaked manifesto?

11 May 2017 8:41

Labour is meeting today to finalise its manifesto. The only sticking point? A draft manifesto has already been leaked. The…

Jeremy Corbyn is starting to sound like a decent Labour leader

10 May 2017 9:50

I didn’t see a ferret, reverse or otherwise, during Labour’s campaign launch or after. I heard some quite silly, grandstanding,…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn dodges Brexit question seven times

9 May 2017 15:29

Jeremy Corbyn said this morning that Brexit was ‘settled’. Now, it seems, he isn’t quite so sure. The Labour leader…

Listen: Labour MP squirms over Corbyn election leaflet photo

9 May 2017 14:00

Labour MP Sarah Champion was ‘giddy with excitement’ ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s launch of the party’s election campaign this morning. Afterwards,…

Jeremy Corbyn launches Labour’s election campaign, full text

9 May 2017 11:29

It’s great to be launching our campaign in Greater Manchester where you showed the way for the rest of the…

What the papers say: Corbyn wins some rare praise

9 May 2017 8:36

Jeremy Corbyn wins an unlikely supporter today: the Sun newspaper, which throws its weight behind the Labour leader’s plans to axe hospital…

The Tories hit their highest poll lead since 1983

8 May 2017 15:41

The Tories have just hit a new high in the polls: 49 per cent, handing them a 22-point lead over…