Labour leadership contest 2015

Labour moderates try to stop the march of the Left after Corbyn victory

12 September 2015 18:00

Naturally, today is not a good day if you’re a Labour moderate. The Blairites’ troubles have been well publicised, but…

Jeremy Corbyn has arrived — here’s what happens next

12 September 2015 12:24

It has happened. Labour has elected Jeremy Corbyn as its leader. The party hasn’t just lurched to the left, but…

Jez, he did – Jeremy Corbyn is the new leader of the Labour Party

12 September 2015 11:42

Jeremy Corbyn has won the Labour leadership in the first round with an extraordinary 59.5 per cent of the vote.…

Labour leadership results due shortly

12 September 2015 11:08

We will get the Labour leadership result rather shortly. The candidates know already and their teams have gone into lockdown…

How Labour’s left can push out centrist MPs without mandatory reselection

11 September 2015 17:17

A number of backroom staff in the Labour party have been in touch today to say goodbye ahead of an…

David Cameron: Corbyn poses a threat to Britain’s financial security

11 September 2015 8:46

Jeremy Corbyn hasn’t even been elected Labour leader but the campaign to undermine him begins today. David Cameron will give a…

Liz Kendall says farewell to frontline politics (for now)

10 September 2015 15:15

Liz Kendall has all but admitted she is not going to be the next Labour leader. At a speech in Westminster this…

Podcast: Angela Merkel’s mistake on refugees — and is Tom Watson Labour’s saviour?

10 September 2015 8:47

Angela Merkel’s offer to welcome any Syrian refugees who reach Germany will have far reaching, potential devastating consequences. On this week’s View…

Will Jeremy Corbyn end up ‘doing a Blair’ as Labour leader?

9 September 2015 8:51

Jeremy Corbyn’s lack of experience in office makes it hard to predict how he will act as Labour leader. His tens…

Mitchell and Cooper present two different paths on dealing with Syria

7 September 2015 9:58

It’s back to school day in Westminster and one of the first items on the agenda will be David Cameron’s…

Nigel Farage: I’d love to share a platform with Jeremy Corbyn

4 September 2015 15:05

Nigel Farage held another event in Westminster this morning to announce the dates of his ‘Say No – Believe in…

Welcome to the era of emoji politics, where debate and rationality are suffocated

4 September 2015 14:23

I break off the family holiday to campaign for my colleague Liz Kendall in the Labour leadership election. In Ipswich…

Labour moderates hold talks on dealing with leadership result

4 September 2015 11:32

Anti-Corbynite planning for the aftermath of what looks like certain victory for the Islington socialist in the Labour leadership contest is…

Podcast: what Jeremy Corbyn’s Britain looks like

3 September 2015 8:52

What will Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour leadership contest mean for Britain and the Labour party? On this week’s…

Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents are finally starting to show political nous

2 September 2015 12:23

Chuka Umunna’s call for Labourites to unite around their new leader and show ‘solidarity’ does show a growing acceptance that…

Andy and Yvette — a tale of two ‘Anyone But Corbyn’ strategies

1 September 2015 17:13

Who has the best chance of beating Jeremy Corbyn: Andy Burnham or Yvette Cooper? The Burnham and Cooper camps are…

Has Jeremy Corbyn ever bothered to speak to ‘the other side’?

31 August 2015 12:53

I had a piece in the Sunday Times yesterday about Jeremy Corbyn and the dodgy excuse he and his spokespeople…

Corbyn’s ‘women-only rail carriages’ points to his coming battle with Fleet Street

26 August 2015 8:05

Has Jeremy Corbyn jumped the shark already, or have we witnessed the first Fleet Street ‘smear’ against him? Today’s i newspaper has splashed with…

As a northerner, I’m fed up of Andy Burnham’s northern stereotypes

25 August 2015 17:55

Northerners are easy to stereotype: working class, beer, flat caps, Labour, trade unions and football. In the same way all…

Harriet Harman: we are not purging Corbyn supporters

25 August 2015 15:05

The summit on the integrity of the Labour leadership contest is over and interim leader Harriet Harman described it as a ‘routine’…

It is too late to stop a shadow hanging over the Labour leadership result

25 August 2015 8:59

Concern about how the Labour leadership contest has been run is spreading throughout the party. The former home secretary Charles…

An evening with Andy Burnham and his conventional Labour supporters

24 August 2015 22:10

Andy Burham’s rally this evening had only one similarity with Jeremy Corbyn’s last week: it was held in a place…

Gordon Brown appoints Yvette Cooper as his political heir

24 August 2015 17:39

Gordon Brown has announced he is backing Yvette Cooper in the Labour leadership contest. In a statement on his website, the…

Jeremy Corbyn signals the return of Labour’s Heathrow wars

24 August 2015 15:37

Quelle surprise, Jeremy Corbyn has come out against a third runway at Heathrow. The Labour leadership favourite has indicated in…

An evening with the cult of Corbyn in Islington

22 August 2015 13:00

Jeremy Corbyn has hosted over 70 rallies as part of his Labour leadership campaign. Yesterday evening, the bearded one returned…