Labour Party

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…

John McDonnell sends taxpayers running for the hills

26 September 2016 15:23

John McDonnell’s speech was a chance to win over voters. But while his pitch went down well in the hall…

Labour’s internal battle is only just beginning

20 September 2016 8:48

Not even Owen Smith is pretending that he’ll defeat Jeremy Corbyn when the leadership election results are announced this weekend. Tom…

Jeremy Corbyn promises business as usual

19 September 2016 10:15

The big question in Labour’s leadership contest is not whether Jeremy Corbyn will win, but how much he’ll win by.…

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…

Owen Smith flounders in Brexit attack on Corbyn

26 August 2016 8:04

Owen Smith desperately needs to make up ground in Labour’s leadership contest (bookies’ odds, perhaps more reliable than the polls,…

Why you shouldn’t vote for Jeremy Corbyn

24 August 2016 14:18

What follows is an appeal to Jeremy Corbyn supporters to think again. It’s from Chris, a Labour party member, who…

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…

Will Labour finally stop sweeping anti-Semitism under the carpet?

6 August 2016 12:39

In February, the co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, Alex Chalmers, resigned after having publicly accused the Club of…

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…

Sarah Champion unresigns and returns to Labour frontbench

25 July 2016 16:50

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, was one of the Labour frontbenchers who resigned in an attempt to force…

Why Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right not to resign as Labour leader

30 June 2016 14:11

Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right not to resign as Leader of the Labour Party. Those calling for his resignation –…