Labour conference 2015

Jeremy Corbyn: the most unpopular new opposition leader in the history of polling

2 October 2015 9:13

Labour’s conference in Brighton might not have been the disaster some expected but it hasn’t done much for Jeremy Corbyn’s…

Podcast: Boris, George, Nicky and the Tory leadership

1 October 2015 17:28

This podcast is sponsored by Berry Bros, The Spectator’s house red. Boris Johnson’s leadership ambitions have been significantly harmed by David…

Labour conference 2015, in pictures

30 September 2015 16:50

After four days of ‘straight talking‘ politics in Brighton, Jeremy Corbyn’s first conference as Labour leader draws to a close today. With…

Tom Watson has no intention of practising Corbyn’s ‘kinder, gentler’ politics

30 September 2015 16:09

If Jeremy Corbyn’s speech yesterday was the musings of a left-wing activist, Tom Watson’s today was that of someone who…

Corbyn’s Trident comments spark end-of-conference row in Labour

30 September 2015 14:14

Jeremy Corbyn has really pushed the button on the tensions in his party over Trident renewal. The Labour leader insists…

Podcast special: Labour conference review

30 September 2015 12:38

Labour’s conference is rolling to a close today and it hasn’t been the explosive event some predicted it might be.…

Next year’s Labour conference will be even more Corbynite

30 September 2015 11:53

Sitting in the hall during Jeremy Corbyn’s speech, one couldn’t help but be struck by how much the audience agreed…

Jeremy Corbyn: I wouldn’t use nuclear weapons anyway

30 September 2015 9:37

Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t want nuclear weapons. We all know that. We also know that because he has a huge mandate…

Watch: what Labour activists make of this year’s conference

30 September 2015 8:23

There may have not been fireworks at Labour’s conference in Brighton but the attendees appear to have enjoyed themselves. In…

Keir Starmer: ‘I don’t think it’s about Jeremy Corbyn’

29 September 2015 21:31

Along with Dan Jarvis, Keir Starmer is one of the new intake of Labour MPs who is cited as a…

‘Inspirational’, ‘poetic’ and ‘one of hope’ — what the comrades think of Corbyn’s speech

29 September 2015 16:45

Jeremy Corbyn’s first conference speech as Labour leader was targeted at his core fanbase and they certainly appear happy with…

Podcast special: Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech

29 September 2015 16:14

Jeremy Corbyn has just delivered his first conference speech as Labour leader. Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and I discuss…

Labour activists loved Jeremy Corbyn’s speech. But will voters?

29 September 2015 16:11

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech was excellent. It was passionate, full of campaigning zeal, focused on issues that the MP has campaigned…

What Corbyn – like Cameron – understands about the cold, dark heart of the British electorate

29 September 2015 13:59

There’s a hard, hard mood out there among the public and I don’t think our newspapers get it at all.…

Lisa Nandy’s workmanlike speech is indicative of Labour’s talent problem

29 September 2015 12:42

Lisa Nandy’s first conference speech as shadow energy and climate change secretary was solid and cordially received, if a little…

Maria Eagle: I wouldn’t have resigned over Trident vote

29 September 2015 10:49

The Labour party may have avoided a divisive vote on Trident this week, but that doesn’t mean that it can…

Jess Phillips takes on George Galloway over Brighton beach incident: ‘he does struggle with women’s voices’

29 September 2015 10:47

Although Labour conference has so far been a rather tame affair, Jess Phillips can at least be relied upon to…

Jeremy Corbyn: I love this country

29 September 2015 8:56

A set of headlines about a political party leader declaring that he loves his country might, in less unsettled times,…

Labour conference is surprisingly even-tempered. Why?

28 September 2015 19:16

Why does Labour conference feel so even-tempered so far? In previous years the answer would be that it has been…

Dan Jarvis’s only conference appearance is pleasant, but devoid of policy detail

28 September 2015 18:03

In Brighton, eyes are on two rising stars who are tipped to replace Jeremy Corbyn. The first is Keir Starmer,…