Labour Party

Why Tom Watson is battling to change Labour’s Brexit policy

11 September 2019 15:32

Why has Tom Watson given a speech about what his party leadership should do on Brexit? The party’s deputy leader…

Labour will not endorse Remain in a general election

10 September 2019 22:52

Very important breaking news. Which is that trade unions, in their TULO meeting with Jeremy Corbyn, have tonight endorsed the…

Labour’s losing its old heartlands. Backing Remain could make things worse

6 July 2019 12:45

A moderate, halfway-competent Labour party could crush the Tories. But given that Labour members are Corbynite in inclination, what are…

Revealed: Corbyn’s policy director defends member suspended for anti-Semitism

5 March 2019 16:00

A fresh war broke out this week between Labour MPs and the party leadership over how impartial Labour has been when…

The Spectator Podcast: Putin’s toxic power

15 March 2018 17:35

On this week’s episode, we look at the situation with Russia, and whether diplomatic relations have been poisoned. We also…

The Tories had an election-winning conference – for Jeremy Corbyn

5 October 2017 12:42

If Labour’s party conference in Brighton suggested the party was in a celebratory mood, that sense of triumphalism has been…

Labour knew about Corbyn and the IRA. Now the country knows

20 May 2017 18:21

The security services are a rum lot. All that intrigue gets to you eventually, and that’s not counting those who…

The Spectator Podcast: Queen of Scots

4 May 2017 16:05

On this week’s episode, we look at the rebirth of the Scottish Conservatives, ask whether it’s helpful to call Marine Le…

Sunday political interviews round-up: Theresa May says Conservatives will not raise VAT

30 April 2017 16:37

Theresa May – Conservatives will not raise VAT Touring both the BBC and ITV studios today, Theresa May tried her…

Political activists who behave like zealots will do no good at all

30 April 2017 14:51

The election debate so far has included a fair bit of to-ing and fro-ing over whether religion has a place…

Corbyn’s ex-spinner exposes an irreconcilably divided Labour

27 April 2017 16:10

One of the favourite tenets of Jeremy Corbyn supporters is that their movement is persecuted by the ‘mainstream media’ and…

If Labour is decimated, Corbyn and his comrades will be delighted

19 April 2017 12:31

In the early hours of 9 June 2017, Jeremy Corbyn conceded defeat. For the luckless political journalists forced to cover…

In defence of Ken Livingstone

5 April 2017 10:09

Listen to Douglas Murray and James Forsyth debating Ken Livingstone’s non-expulsion: We never loved each other, Ken Livingstone and I.…

The opposition-shaped hole in British politics

7 March 2017 15:20

If you want to judge the extent of the crisis that is paralysing the left, look at this morning’s Guardian.…

Will the Labour membership ever change its mind about its leader?

24 February 2017 17:51

Labour’s famously vocal moderates have been awfully quiet today, given one of their number – Jamie Reed – has just…

Tom Watson tells Marr that Labour will ‘make this country great again’

12 February 2017 11:29

With the latest polling on voting intentions from ICM putting Labour on 27 and the Conservatives storming ahead on 42…

What the papers say: Jeremy Corbyn’s day to forget

11 January 2017 9:04

Jeremy Corbyn’s botched relaunch yesterday was successful in only one way: it kept the Labour leader in the headlines throughout…

Face it, Labour: you are now a painfully middle-class party

3 January 2017 16:34

Today’s Fabian Society paper on the state of the Labour Party — and what a state it is — has…

Labour MP Jamie Reed takes the nuclear option and quits parliament

21 December 2016 14:04

Jamie Reed, the Labour MP for Copeland, has announced he is stepping down from Parliament from the end of January…

Full speech: Sadiq Khan at Labour conference

27 September 2016 13:30

Labour in power. Not just talking the talk, but walking the walk too. Never sacrificing or selling out on our…