Labour

Corbyn’s strategy for a softer Brexit

20 March 2019 11:42

Probably the most important event at yesterday’s shadow cabinet was a presentation by Labour’s campaigns director Niall Sookoo of polling…

Jess Phillips says she would make a good prime minister. I’m not convinced

13 March 2019 10:46

On Saturday, the Times published a much-lauded interview with Jess Phillips. As with all her public outings, she comes across as…

The equality watchdog’s probe leaves Labour with a painful choice

7 March 2019 17:03

Today’s confirmation that the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is to consider a formal investigation of the Labour party…

A pincer movement is closing around Jeremy Corbyn

28 February 2019 8:29

Chaos theory’s assertion that tiny changes can have dramatic effects is being vindicated with a vengeance in Westminster. If not…

Sparks fly at Parliamentary Labour Party meeting on second referendum

25 February 2019 20:29

Jeremy Corbyn’s announcement that the Labour party is prepared to back another EU referendum to prevent a ‘damaging Tory Brexit’…

The Tory defections to the Independent Group could help Corbyn

20 February 2019 11:44

After days of bad news for Labour over the decision of several moderates to quit and form The Independent Group,…

Watch: George Galloway compares journalist to Goebbels

20 February 2019 11:07

George Galloway has just waded into Labour’s anti-Semitism row and it is safe to say his intervention won’t do much…

Joan Ryan quits Labour and joins the Independent Group

19 February 2019 22:28

Another Labour MP, Joan Ryan, has tonight announced she is leaving the party to join the Independent Group. This is…

Watch: Angela Smith blames ‘funny tinge’ comment on tiredness

19 February 2019 18:08

Angela Smith unwittingly became the story of the day yesterday when she referred to people of a ‘funny tinge’ on…

Luciana Berger’s departure is the beginning of the end for Labour

19 February 2019 17:33

Manny Shinwell knew how to deal with anti-Semites. Born in London’s East End, reared in Glasgow, and once jailed for…

Tom Watson’s intervention spells trouble for Jeremy Corbyn

19 February 2019 8:22

The second most important political act yesterday was the impassioned declaration of near UDI by the deputy leader of the…

Corbyn’s cheerleaders are wrong to sneer at Which? magazine

18 February 2019 18:09

First, a confession. Because I try not to spend too much time on Twitter, I sometimes miss “the story that…

In praise of the Labour splitters

18 February 2019 16:34

The first thing to note is that it’s not about policy. The not-so secret seven MPs who left the Labour…

Will any Tory MPs join the Independent Group?

18 February 2019 13:29

Is this a split in the Labour party or something more? At today’s launch, Chuka Umunna was clear that the…

John McDonnell’s mask is slipping

14 February 2019 18:49

One of the more interesting developments over the last year is the attempted transformation of John McDonnell from a hard-left…

Sunday shows round-up: A no deal would be ‘potentially devastating’ for Northern Ireland, Blair says

10 February 2019 14:24

Tony Blair – No deal ‘potentially devastating’ for Northern Ireland Sophy Ridge began the morning with a wide-ranging interview with…

Corbyn’s offer weakens May in Brussels, but helps her at Westminster

7 February 2019 10:25

One of the main messages that Theresa May is taking to Brussels today is that significant, legally binding changes to…

Labour and the banality of anti-Semitism

6 February 2019 17:56

Is there a name for the moment something objectionable becomes so mainstream that those responsible can solemnly lament it as…

Jeremy Corbyn’s petty Brexit speech undermined the Labour leader’s claim to be serious

29 January 2019 15:43

Jeremy Corbyn scolded a Tory MP during his opening speech in the Commons debate on Theresa May’s Brexit Plan B,…

Ex-Labour MP Fiona Onasanya jailed for speeding ticket lie

29 January 2019 13:52

Shamed former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya has been jailed for lying to police over a speeding ticket. Onasanya compared herself to Jesus…

Labour’s Immigration Bill stance shows how much Jeremy Corbyn has changed

28 January 2019 16:14

A row is brewing in the Commons over Labour’s stance on the Immigration Bill, which has its second reading this…

Momentum’s job search fails

27 January 2019 10:03

If there’s one thing that really gets under the skin of Momentum, the campaign group for Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, it’s…

Labour MP’s academies double standards

23 January 2019 17:29

From an outside view, one could be forgiven for thinking now is a good time for academies in the UK.…

Why I spoke out about Labour’s anti-Semitism shame

23 January 2019 16:58

If you told me this time last year that, come January 2019, I’d be standing in Parliament, addressing a room…

In defence of Diane Abbott

22 January 2019 14:04

The question I had hoped to pose this week was this: “Do people dislike Diane Abbott because she is black…