Jess Phillips

Jess Phillips drops out of the Labour leadership race: what went wrong?

21 January 2020 15:26

In the past few minutes, Jess Phillips has confirmed that she is pulling out of the Labour leadership race, saying…

Jess Phillips is wrong to tell men to ‘pass the mic’

20 January 2020 12:58

When Labour leadership challenger Jess Phillips urged men to ‘pass the mic’ to a woman on the top job, telling…

Jess Phillips vows to toughen up her approach to the Labour party

19 January 2020 14:23

Jess Phillips’ campaign slogan is ‘speak truth, win power’, but in yesterday’s party hustings, she seemed to think that the…

Is Labour heading for another Kinnock moment?

17 January 2020 16:08

‘You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round…

Inside the Labour leadership campaigns: who is running the show?

15 January 2020 10:10

Now that the second phase of the Labour leadership contest is underway, the five candidates are finalising their campaign teams.…

Podcast: Jess Phillips – My family left Labour over Blair and Iraq

5 January 2020 12:47

Jess Phillips is viewed as an outside bet when it comes to the Labour leadership race. While she has a…

What does Jess Phillips actually believe in?

3 January 2020 18:27

Jess Phillips is expected to launch her bid for Labour leader this evening, having only said up to this point…

Keir Starmer looks and sounds middle class precisely because he’s working class

19 December 2019 10:40

Despite being beaten by an Old Etonian with ‘de Pfeffel’ as his middle name, the Labour Party has descended into…

Women With Balls podcast: the Jess Phillips edition

10 March 2019 16:39

When Jess Phillips first entered parliament in 2015, she quickly made the headlines after she told Diane Abbott to ‘f—…

The BBC’s new female panel show is patronising to women

5 August 2018 9:00

Where’s the F in News, new on Radio 4, is ‘an energetic, intelligent female-anchored show with a female panel’, according…

Introducing the Labour representative for Small Heath: councillor who claimed Isis doesn’t exist

6 May 2018 9:33

The Conservatives better-than-expected election result has been dampened somewhat by CCHQ’s decision to reinstate a councillor suspended for comparing an Asian…

Tory MPs express fears about refuge cuts

12 December 2017 16:23

Tory MPs are now sufficiently worried about the changes to the way that refuges for domestic abuse victims are funded…

Corbynista MP sends his colleagues into a spin over women-only train carriages

23 August 2017 12:36

Well, that lasted long. Since Jeremy Corbyn’s better-than-expected election result, Labour politicians have done their best to heal old wounds and put…

Harriet Harman and Jess Phillips: poles apart in the sisterhood

26 February 2017 11:30

We’re told not to judge books by their covers, but faced with these two it’s hard not to. Harman’s is…

How to reselect your MP – a handy guide for Corbynistas

31 August 2016 9:00

Once upon a time Jeremy Corbyn said that he would not bring back Labour’s mandatory reselection of the Eighties if elected leader. However,…

Belgian expat trolls Vote Leave campaign

15 April 2016 17:36

It’s been a good week for Vote Leave after they were given the official designation to campaign for Brexit in the…

Jess Phillips puts her foot in it: ‘Cologne attacks similar to a night out in Birmingham’

29 January 2016 9:11

Since Jess Phillips was elected as the MP for Birmingham Yardley in May, the Labour politician has become known for her…

Jess Phillips: I am interested in being Labour leader

5 January 2016 18:12

In December, Julie Burchill had lunch with Jess Phillips MP, and decided in an article for Spectator Life that the…

Jeremy Corbyn flirts with a return to Labour for George Galloway

21 December 2015 9:49

The loudest cheers to emerge from a PLP meeting since Jeremy Corbyn rose to power came after the Labour MP…

Another day, another fake MP death threat

14 December 2015 12:28

Although Owen Jones was once Jeremy Corbyn’s main cheerleader, in recent months his relationship with the Labour leader has cooled as his…