Labour leadership

Keir Starmer is Labour’s ‘continuity Miliband’ contender

22 January 2020 6:30

Rebecca Long-Bailey denies she is the ‘Continuity Cobynism’ candidate in Labour’s leadership election. Her public statements suggest otherwise. Having given…

Leadership hopefuls play it safe at Labour’s first hustings

18 January 2020 13:46

The first hustings of the Labour leadership campaign was not particularly inspiring. It did not suggest that any of the…

The necessary case for Ian Murray as Labour’s deputy leader

17 January 2020 16:03

Ian Murray is standing for a post last won by a Scot 88 years ago. Since its creation in 1922,…

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…

Labour’s leading lights have learned nothing from their election disaster

31 December 2019 15:00

A Party that was serious about winning back power would already be assessing the reasons for its defeat

Ian Lavery to the rescue

30 December 2019 13:34

Oh dear. It’s not even 2020 yet and already the Labour leadership contest has descended into farce. Despite numerous private…

The Labour leadership race is Keir Starmer’s to lose

17 December 2019 16:44

If you believe betting odds, Rebecca Long-Bailey is a shoo-in to be Labour leader, after the shadow chancellor John McDonnell…

Labour haven’t hit rock bottom yet

25 February 2017 10:35

Copeland was a truly awful result for Labour. But as I say in The Sun this morning, the really alarming…

Labour has no alternative

18 February 2017 10:35

In normal times, by-elections are bad for governing parties and good for oppositions. But it is an indicator of how…

Corbyn tightens his grip

7 October 2016 18:59

Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow Cabinet reshuffle is all about strengthening, and demonstrating, his control over the party. Jonathan Ashworth, a Corbyn-sceptic, has…

Jeremy Corbyn’s fresh start doesn’t sound convincing

25 September 2016 11:38

If Jeremy Corbyn set out in his Marr interview to reassure his critics in the Labour Party that this is…

Now Corbyn has triumphed, Labour’s real civil war begins

24 September 2016 14:57

Jeremy Corbyn has never been in a stronger position as Labour leader than he is today. A leadership contest that…

Goodbye Labour. For the life of me, I cannot see how you can recover

24 September 2016 13:48

Those of us on the left can all too easily imagine how our political rivals felt when watching Jeremy Corbyn’s latest…

Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership again, with a stronger majority

24 September 2016 11:52

As expected, Jeremy Corbyn has just beaten Owen Smith in the Labour leadership race with 62pc of the vote, higher last…

This Labour leadership contest has represented an intellectual surrender to Corbynism

24 September 2016 9:05

The Labour leadership result isn’t announced until 11.45am today. But whatever the result—and no one seems in much doubt what…

Jeremy Corbyn races ahead of Owen Smith in campaign funding

9 September 2016 9:33

Although Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign team recently asked subscribers to donate £10 to help fund the management of ‘selfie queues’ at…

Is the worst nightmare of Corbyn’s opponents about to come true?

31 August 2016 9:46

Could Jeremy Corbyn come out of the Labour leadership contest with an even bigger mandate? Few would be surprised and…

Must Corbyn win?

7 August 2016 12:56

Thoughtful writing about the Corbyn phenomenon is not just impossible to find, it is impossible to imagine. Admirers live in…

Labour’s problems go far beyond Jeremy Corbyn

4 August 2016 16:28

Owen Smith takes on Jeremy Corbyn in the first Labour leadership hustings this evening. The moderates are desperately hoping that…

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey. Picture: Getty

Len McCluskey warns that the security services might be trying to sabotage Jeremy Corbyn

22 July 2016 17:20

The Labour leadership election has become even more bizarre today. Len McCluskey, the leader of Unite the Union and a…