Labour conference 2013

A history of spinners, from Robert Walpole to Damian McBride and Andy Coulson

28 September 2013 10:00

A full colour Andy Coulson looms ominously behind a black and white David Cameron on the front cover of Andrew…

The View from 22: Fraser Nelson interviews Damian McBride + Labour conference review

26 September 2013 11:49

How well did Damian McBride know Ed Balls ? Is he surprised at the scale of interest and hostility towards…

Ed Miliband’s second conference message: ‘bring it on’

25 September 2013 21:01

If you’re looking for two phrases to summarise this year’s Labour conference, they’d be ‘Britain can do better than this’…

The three groups helping Miliband drive his conference message home

25 September 2013 14:06

The Labour party held a briefing this morning for party campaigners on how they can follow up Ed’s speech on…

Ed Miliband has done politics a favour. The election will finally see philosophies compete

25 September 2013 12:54

The next election is going to be the big, post-crash debate that the country didn’t have in 2010. Ed Miliband,…

Damian McBride’s book Power Trip trips up its first victim

25 September 2013 12:02

Damian McBride’s book has bruised many Labour conference delegates, and reopened old wounds. Now I can report that it’s claimed…

Ed warns energy firms: don’t reinforce perception you are the problem

25 September 2013 8:51

Following the announcement of his plan to tackle rising energy prices — and the accompanying backlash — Ed Miliband has…

Labour conference: Wednesday fringe guide

25 September 2013 8:00

Every morning throughout party conference season, we’ll be providing our pick of the fringe events on Coffee House. It’s the…

Ed Miliband’s speech: the backlash begins

24 September 2013 23:20

In his Guardian column tomorrow, Jonathan Freedland writes that Ed Miliband reckons he’ll “get a kicking from the Daily Telegraph”…

Jack Dromey: Labour let Thatcher become the champion of aspiration

24 September 2013 20:46

When Margaret Thatcher passed away and the broadcasters, newspapers, and casual drinkers in pubs picked over what her legacy really…

The confessions of Damian McBride

24 September 2013 20:19

The first copies of Damian McBride’s book dropped in Brighton today, and the former spinner has been explaining not just…

Labour conference: Tuesday day, in audio

24 September 2013 19:00

It may have happened last night, but Damian McBride’s interview on Newsnight was responsible for a lot of talk today, not least…

We’re alright! we’re alright!

24 September 2013 17:47

Mr Steerpike was tucking into half a dozen oysters in the Grand Hotel in Brighton when none other than Lord…

Labour conference: Ed Miliband’s speech – full text and audio

24 September 2013 17:18

listen to ‘Ed Miliband’s speech to the Labour conference’ on Audioboo It’s great to be in Brighton. And I want…

Authentic Ed Miliband is left-wing and passionate

24 September 2013 17:09

Today we saw why Ed Miliband ran for the Labour leadership. This was not a speech that his brother could…

Podcast special: our verdict on Ed Miliband’s speech

24 September 2013 17:05

James Forsyth says it’s the most left-wing speech he has heard from a political leader. Fraser Nelson thinks that socialism…

Ed’s tough message to the unions?

24 September 2013 16:57

If Ed Miliband wanted to use this speech – rather than the one he gave two weeks ago to the…

Dr Miliband finally trusts his instincts and prescribes socialism to make Britain better

24 September 2013 16:26

For three years, though we’ve been told all about who Ed Miliband is, we’ve often wondered whether we’re getting his…

Red Ed is bringing back populist socialism

24 September 2013 16:16

‘Red Ed is back,’ said the Daily Mirror’s Kevin Mcguire, and it’s a fair summary of today’s speech. He has…

Video: Ed Miliband’s plans to freeze energy prices

24 September 2013 14:44

Labour have released an audio trailer which reveals the big announcement of Ed Miliband’s conference speech — energy prices will…