Labour Party

Damian McBride shatters the Labour peace

22 September 2013 12:40

If you want to know just how much anger Damian McBride’s book has created in the Labour party—and particularly its…

Well said Ian Katz. It’s Labour who should be ashamed, not you

10 September 2013 20:33

I see the new Newsnight editor, Ian Katz, is in trouble for having ‘tweeted’ about the performance of one of…

Can Ed Miliband dodge the ‘weak’ tag?

8 July 2013 18:12

When a political party repeatedly uses an attack line it is nearly always because their polling shows that it works.…

What Tom Watson’s resignation means for Labour

4 July 2013 16:06

Tom Watson’s resignation from the shadow Cabinet won’t draw a line under the row about Unite’s influence over Labour. But,…

The next election campaign starts here

29 September 2012 12:01

This conference season marks the half way point to the next election and we can see the political battle lines…

Bookbenchers: Douglas Alexander MP

7 July 2012 13:15

After a brief hiatus, the Spectator’s Bookbenchers interview recommences this week. Over at the books blog, Douglas Alexander MP, the…

Bookbenchers: Douglas Alexander MP

7 July 2012 13:00

After a brief hiatus, the Spectator’s Bookbencher interview returns. First up is Douglas Alexander, the Labour MP for Paisley and…

Miliband plays the national identity game

11 June 2012 13:00

Ed Miliband’s speech last week, in which he grappled with questions of Britishness, identity and Unionism, was a worthy effort.…

Labour’s October putsch against Hodges

11 June 2012 12:30

Comrades! There is a traitor in our midst. Word reaches Mr Steerpike that the phones are red hot in Labour…

The View from 22: Greece is burning

17 May 2012 9:42

The upcoming Greek elections will push the nation into a confrontation with the European authorities, reports Faisal Islam, the economics…

The two Eds go electioneering

30 April 2012 15:28

The leadership duo of Ed and Ed made an appearance this morning to rev up support for Labour ahead of…

Siobhan Benita: Boris’ secret weapon

21 April 2012 17:06

With anti-politics on the rise, there’s one candidate in the May elections who is out to capitalise on the mood.…

Even Labour is giving up on Ken

12 April 2012 17:33

Three weeks till polling day and Ken’s supporters are getting desperate. The increasingly poor handling of his tax affairs is…

Has Osborne fully considered his transparency promise?

7 April 2012 17:02

Will Osborne come to regret his new-found transparency zeal? This week’s saga from the London Mayoral candidates highlights how financial…

Lansley’s biscuit bill

30 March 2012 16:32

If Andrew Lansley thought he could rest easy after passage of the Health Bill, then he’s in for a rude…

The pressure is now back on Ed

30 March 2012 10:31

This morning’s front pages are simply awful for the government: every single one is critical of Downing Street. But this…

Ken launches his negative campaign

20 March 2012 11:05

A dark, damp and freezing cellar beneath Waterloo station isn’t an obvious choice for launching a political campaign — but…

Ken just can’t escape his tax knot

12 March 2012 18:43

After several months on the back foot, Boris looks ready to sink Ken’s campaign for good. The cries of hypocrisy…

Joyce avoids jail — but will he hang onto his seat?

9 March 2012 16:55

‘You can’t touch me, I’m an MP!’ said Eric Joyce while being hauled off to the clanger after a drunken…

Red flag at half-mast

29 September 2011 13:28

Labour conference has now closed with the traditional singing of the Red Flag. Ed Miliband appeared to know all the…