Labour

Momentum’s membership splits with Corbyn over Brexit

6 November 2018 19:22

At Labour conference this summer, the party’s leadership were clearly spooked when its previously loyal members demanded the party support…

Have the Labour moderates forgotten how elections are won?

2 November 2018 12:06

Labour, as we know, is a party which has fallen into the hands of a dreamy left-wing idealist who is…

Listen: John McDonnell’s disastrous Today programme interview

25 October 2018 9:27

Oh dear. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s interview on the Today programme started off a little oddly this morning, with the…

Chuka Umunna’s £451-an-hour new job will help his opponents no end

18 October 2018 13:47

The news that Chuka Umunna is getting paid £451 an hour to chair a new centrist think tank will go…

Labour chooses party political interest over tackling Commons bullying

16 October 2018 14:06

Why has Labour decided to give John Bercow at least a stay of execution as Speaker? Emily Thornberry was asked…

Why Chris Williamson really is happy about facing deselection

9 October 2018 22:15

Oh, what a delicious twist in the internal bickering of the Labour party. Chris Williamson, an MP who has spent…

The flaws in Labour’s plan for a four day week

8 October 2018 11:37

Free university for students. Free shares in your company. And now plenty of free time, with one day less in…

Exclusive: Why the Tories feel so spooked by Jeremy Corbyn

4 October 2018 17:36

One of the things that the Tory conference taught us was quite how worried the party is about Labour. There…

Angela Rayner rallies against common sense

29 September 2018 21:26

Conservative conference weekend is here, prompting the usual effort by Labour to mis-cast the Tories as a party of rich…

Why can’t lefties argue properly?

29 September 2018 20:16

The main problem with lefties is that they can’t decide in their own minds what exactly they want. And sometimes…

Revealed: Seumas Milne’s bumper pay rise

28 September 2018 16:36

At party conference last week, several Labour front benchers poured scorn on ‘fat cat bosses’ with excessive earnings. Jeremy Corbyn…

The Spectator Podcast: John McDonnell vs the clueless Tories

28 September 2018 15:57

As we head into Conservative Party Conference, Theresa May has never looked more alone. We talk to Iain Duncan Smith…

Watch: Rod Liddle takes Corbyn to task on Question Time

28 September 2018 9:30

Corbynista cheerleader Ian Lavery is used to dishing it out, but on the evidence of last night’s Question Time he…

Labour’s conference has made it harder for its unhappy MPs to leave

27 September 2018 20:18

Labour’s lost centrists weren’t just physically absent at the party’s conference: they were also absent from the debate. Perhaps those…

Why we should fear Corbyn’s socialism

27 September 2018 10:06

Donald Trump was at the UN this week sticking it to the globalist elites and bragging about being the greatest…

The fatal flaw in Labour’s politics

27 September 2018 9:54

If we learned one thing from Labour Party Conference it’s that capitalism is bad. The union leaders said so, the…

Why the latest Labour broadcast should worry the Tories

26 September 2018 21:40

In his speech today at Labour conference, Jeremy Corbyn confidently set out his vision for government. The Leader of the…

The Tories will have to up their game in response to this Corbyn speech

26 September 2018 15:11

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour conference has raised the stakes for the Tories ahead of their gathering in Birmingham. Corbyn…

Review: The book that reveals John McDonnell’s economic world view

26 September 2018 14:38

In 1995, the Labour party voted to amend Clause IV of its constitution, ditching its historic commitment to mass public…

Security check: Corbyn’s adviser, the former Communist Party member

26 September 2018 10:29

Jeremy Corbyn’s adviser and close friend Andrew Murray has been scratching his head of late as to why he still…

How blaming the media keeps Labour activists happy

26 September 2018 9:27

One of the features of conference season, along with the stale sandwiches and lack of natural light, is the obsession…

No early election? We’ll just go on a general strike, says Labour MP

26 September 2018 8:56

Oh dear. Despite reports this year of a more professional tone at conference, one Labour MP appears to have missed…

What Jeremy Corbyn will say in his leader’s speech

25 September 2018 22:30

Jeremy Corbyn will use his leader’s speech on Wednesday to promise change. The Labour leader will vow to change the…

Corbyn’s rallying cry at Mirror bash

25 September 2018 21:36

It’s the eve of the Leader’s Speech at Labour conference and Jeremy Corbyn has attempted to set the mood with…

Emily Thornberry’s leadership pitch, part 1

25 September 2018 16:08

The Labour leadership may be rowing back from the idea of having a second, female, deputy leader, but that isn’t…