Labour Party

Meet the new anti-meat, anti-shooting, pro-badger shadow Defra secretary

14 September 2015 17:22

It’s no surprise that Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet appointments have rattled a few cages – and the choice of Kerry…

Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party: one of them must go

18 August 2015 17:24

I suppose I’d insult Jeremy Corbyn if I compared him to an American. Jews (sorry ‘Zionists’) and Ukrainians rank high…

Labour: Derek Hatton’s membership application has been rejected

28 July 2015 17:19

Last night Derek Hatton claimed that he has successfully rejoined the Labour Party 29 years after they expelled him. Hatton — who…

Who in Labour will fight to bring back sanity and honesty and dignity? Not John Prescott

23 July 2015 14:10

When I heard John Prescott was going on the Today programme, I must admit that I expected him to urge…

Labour MPs push for an amendment to the welfare bill

16 July 2015 11:21

The Labour welfare rebellion advances further, with Helen Goodman tabling a ‘reasoned amendment’ to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.…

Does Yvette Cooper want to be Labour’s Iron Lady?

19 June 2015 12:36

On Wednesday night in the televised Labour leadership hustings, Yvette Cooper channeled Margaret Thatcher, saying: ‘I’m not standing because I want…

The missing candidates in the Labour leadership contest

18 June 2015 17:29

This Labour leadership contest is almost as notable for who isn’t standing as for who is. First, there is the…

Lesley Garrett: Labour chose the wrong Miliband brother

15 June 2015 16:55

As a Doncaster resident, Lesley Garrett is well acquainted with her local MP Ed Miliband. However, the soprano was left disappointed by Labour’s…

Is this the reason Miliband forgot to mention the deficit in his conference speech?

9 June 2015 18:35

Earlier this month Patrick Wintour wrote an in-depth profile of Ed Miliband’s failed election campaign for the Guardian. In it,…

Labour has forgotten the people the party is meant to serve

13 May 2015 10:43

The great Robert Harris has defended the pollsters who got the recent elections so wrong by quoting Cicero on the…

What Labour must do is estrange its awful voters

13 May 2015 10:09

And so now we have to suffer the epic delusions, temper tantrums and hissy fits of the metro-left. They simply…

Is Ed Miliband really proud to have fought alongside me? I’m not so sure

7 May 2015 10:53

Sheesh, sometimes you read something and it makes you go all gooey inside. Take this email I got from Ed…

Labour’s most shameful mug? It has to be Diane Abbott

30 March 2015 16:30

This is an extract from Hugo Rifkind’s column in the next issue of The Spectator, out on Thursday: The Labour…

If this is a debate about animal welfare, we must repeal the Hunting Act and start again

18 February 2015 12:48

Today marks ten years of a ban on hunting a wild mammal with hounds in England and Wales, except under…

Was it us wot won Page 3 back?

22 January 2015 12:52

The Sun was being widely credited last night with having pulled off a brilliant bit of trolling, first appearing to…

The inconvenient truth at the heart of Miliband’s union reforms

6 March 2014 10:49

At a special Labour conference last week, Ed Miliband pushed through his much-trumpeted reforms to the party’s relationship with the…

The saving of Grangemouth will expose just how much power Unite has over Labour

25 October 2013 13:58

So Grangemouth is safe, after Unite changed its mind and urged the company to implement the very ‘survival plan’ that…

Take it from a teenager: 16-year olds shouldn’t be able to vote

27 September 2013 10:30

Like Charles Moore in this week’s Spectator, I am inclined to wonder whether there is ‘any conceivable good reason’ why…

Ed Miliband has done politics a favour. The election will finally see philosophies compete

25 September 2013 12:54

The next election is going to be the big, post-crash debate that the country didn’t have in 2010. Ed Miliband,…

Ed Miliband’s energy announcement may be nonsense, but it could become popular

24 September 2013 16:37

First politicians banned cheap energy. They are creating an affordability crisis by insisting on the rapid deployment of expensive technologies…