Labour Party Conference

We need a free market in credit cards – just like everything else

25 September 2017 13:33

There are some commercial decisions that are intrinsically difficult to defend. The plot of the last Captain America film, for…

What the threat to Laura Kuenssberg says about the country we live in

25 September 2017 12:35

For perfectly understandable reasons, neither she nor her employers want to talk about it, but the fact that Laura Kuenssberg…

Sadiq Khan speaks

25 September 2017 8:08

This year’s Labour party conference line-up has been as much about who’s not speaking than who is. After Sadiq Khan was…

Corbyn talks past the country

28 September 2016 16:58

Jeremy Corbyn’s second leader’s speech was much better than his first. One has to beware the soft bigotry of low…

There will be nothing normal about Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech

28 September 2016 14:21

Jeremy Corbyn will shortly address the Labour conference with what is officially known as the ‘parliamentary report’. An accurate ‘parliamentary…

Labour conference, day four: The Spectator guide

28 September 2016 7:26

Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech will be the highlight – or lowlight (depending on your perspective) – of the day as…

Full speech: Tom Watson at Labour party conference

27 September 2016 17:16

Hello, Conference. Thank you for being here in this great city, at this historic gathering of the greatest movement for…

Labour conference, day three: The Spectator guide

27 September 2016 7:25

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, and Sadiq Khan, the Labour politician with the largest mandate to his name, both take…

Falkland Islands’ pitch to Jeremy Corbyn falls on deaf ears

26 September 2016 19:32

In a crowded field, one of Jeremy Corbyn’s more controversial suggestions during his time as Labour leader has been putting…

Labour members’ stand-off with MPs shows things can only get more bitter

26 September 2016 15:14

Jeremy Corbyn might have wanted to wipe the slate clean and start over with his MPs after the summer’s leadership…

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…

The Corbyn détente is coming

19 September 2016 14:02

By the time Labour party conference begins on Sunday in Liverpool, the party will have announced its new leader. And it…

Can Labour be trusted with Britain’s security when it can’t manage its own?

4 August 2016 11:28

During the Blair years the security guards at Labour party conferences had a reputation for over-zealous intervention – remember the…

Ed Miliband’s spin doctor makes a return to the Labour press office

28 September 2015 15:46

After Labour’s disastrous election result, Ed Miliband’s spin doctor Tom Baldwin made a swift exit from Labour HQ. For many…

The Sun shows Miliband how to party

3 September 2014 11:44

It’s what you might call a Millwall strategy: Mr S hears the Sun will be parking a very large, metaphorical…