Labour leadership 2015

We pundits were wrong about Jeremy Corbyn. So why are we so sure that he’ll flop?

13 September 2015 13:11

This is the Corbyn summer. From the perspective of a short holiday, my overwhelming feeling is one of despair at…

Jeremy Corbyn’s acceptance speech was the stuff of Tory dreams

12 September 2015 12:34

When George Osborne watched Ed Miliband winning Labour leadership in 2010, he shouted “Yes!! Yes!! Yes!!” I imagine he had…

Tony Blair has given up on Labour’s leadership election

30 August 2015 9:58

It’s not entirely surprising that Tony Blair fancied one last chance to plead with his party not to elect Jeremy…

It is un-socialist to support Jeremy Corbyn

28 August 2015 11:35

A quick disclaimer: I am a socialist and I share much of Jeremy Corbyn’s politics. I believe that austerity is…

Will this Jeremy Corbyn poll break the Labour fever?

22 July 2015 10:12

It is hard to overstate the level of shock in moderate Labour circles at last night’s YouGov poll showing Jeremy…

Does Yvette Cooper want to be Labour’s Iron Lady?

19 June 2015 12:36

On Wednesday night in the televised Labour leadership hustings, Yvette Cooper channeled Margaret Thatcher, saying: ‘I’m not standing because I want…

2015 Labour leadership contest — who’s nominated who

15 June 2015 13:50

The Labour leadership contest is in full swing, with Labour MPs announcing who will they be backing to be the…

How Jeremy Corbyn could still make it onto the Labour leadership ballot

10 June 2015 17:19

Nominations for the Labour leadership contest may have only been open for 24 hours but Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz…

David Miliband is the gift that keeps on giving for the Tories

10 June 2015 13:36

David Miliband just can’t leave his brother’s election defeat alone. After several brutally honest post-election interviews, Miliband Sr. popped up again…

Labour’s role in the EU referendum campaign dominates party hustings

8 June 2015 15:14

‘There’s a sense that no one is hitting it out of the park right now’, commented one Labour MP after…

Podcast: the high priests of health and the collapse of Andy Coulson’s perjury trial

4 June 2015 9:02

Is the NHS bossing around the British people too much? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Douglas Murray and Christopher Snowden discuss this week’s Spectator cover…

Can MPs really refuse a pay rise anyway?

3 June 2015 11:34

If you’re a Labour leadership contender, or keen for other reasons to look in touch with people – or perhaps…

Labour leadership contenders make their case at health questions

2 June 2015 13:15

The odd thing about the Labour leadership contest is that while it runs, two of the most different candidates, Liz…

Yvette Cooper makes coded attack on Liz Kendall for ‘swallowing’ the Tory manifesto

31 May 2015 12:30

Yvette Cooper may lack some of Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall’s momentum but she remains a formidable opponent in the…

Tony Blair to step down as Middle East peace envoy

27 May 2015 16:29

Reports are coming in that Tony Blair is set to stand down as a peace envoy to the Middle East.…

Chuka Umunna endorses Liz Kendall for Labour leader

26 May 2015 10:39

After pulling out of the Labour leadership contest himself, Chuka Umunna has given his star-studded endorsement to Liz Kendall, along…