Labour

Labour can only survive by pretending Corbyn has gone

24 March 2017 15:47

In spite of everything against them, the Labour party scored an historic victory last night in the City of London.…

Revealed: the 63 Labour seats the Tories could snatch at the next election

20 March 2017 15:57

Theresa May has once again ruled out a snap general election but that doesn’t mean the temptation to hold one…

John McDonnell’s Question Time excuse falls short

10 March 2017 18:11

On Thurday’s Question Time, there was one politician notably absent from the panel. For a second time, John McDonnell, the…

Revealed: The full list of Tory MPs who have spoken out against the Chancellor

9 March 2017 16:51

Given that Jeremy Corbyn barely seemed to notice Philip Hammond’s Budget blunder, it’s unlikely the Chancellor will be too worried…

Jeremy Corbyn’s bleak Budget response fails to trouble the Chancellor

8 March 2017 14:55

Jeremy Corbyn now has more experience of responding to Budgets than the Chancellor of the Exchequer who he stood opposite…

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 Theresa May change her mind on an early general election?

7 March 2017 12:27

Downing Street has rejected William Hague’s call for a snap general election. The former Conservative leader argues in his Telegraph…

Dawn Butler’s car sickness comes and goes

6 March 2017 14:49

Last week Dawn Butler used an appearance on Question Time to reveal that she hadn’t actually gone up to campaign…

Labour’s membership drop is great news for the party

3 March 2017 14:26

Were I a Labour party strategist I wouldn’t be too distressed by the news that the party has lost 26,000…

What the papers say: Why the Commons should listen to the Lords

3 March 2017 8:42

Peers haven’t made themselves popular by voting for an amendment to the Government’s Article 50 bill. They’ve been called ‘contemptible’,…

Corbyn spinner’s disastrous trip to the pub

2 March 2017 18:09

On your first day as a spin doctor for the opposition there are a few things that you probably shouldn’t…

Can John McDonnell’s ‘tea offensive’ finally bring Labour together?

2 March 2017 15:19

What is Labour’s priority at the moment? Normally the sensible answer for an Opposition party would be that it needs…

Across the West, working-class voters are abandoning the Left

28 February 2017 13:58

Imagine going back twenty years in a time machine, when a young Tony Blair was about to be swept to…

Introducing Corbyn’s new spinner: the Straight Left comrade who is Mandelson’s old communist chum

27 February 2017 9:04

After Jeremy Corbyn’s campaigns chief Simon Fletcher quit his role earlier this month, it was branded a victory for Seumas…

Shami Chakrabarti and Peter Whittle play the by-election blame game

26 February 2017 12:06

Shami Chakrabarti and Peter Whittle would probably furiously deny playing by the same political rules. But this morning on the…

Harriet Harman and Jess Phillips: poles apart in the sisterhood

26 February 2017 11:30

We’re told not to judge books by their covers, but faced with these two it’s hard not to. Harman’s is…

Labour haven’t hit rock bottom yet

25 February 2017 10:35

Copeland was a truly awful result for Labour. But as I say in The Sun this morning, the really alarming…

Labour’s defeat in Copeland shows the party is losing its heartlands

24 February 2017 16:58

So what went wrong for the Labour Party in Copeland last night? There’s no understating the scale of the defeat…

Labour is finished. But you can’t blame it all on Corbyn

24 February 2017 15:01

Even now, even following their historic thrashing in Copeland, Labourites still cannot face the truth. Sure, there are Twitter tears…

Lady Nugee blames fake news for Labour’s defeat in Copeland

24 February 2017 11:56

Labour is doing its share of soul searching this morning following its disastrous defeat in the Copeland by-election. There are…

John McDonnell gets his excuses in early for Labour’s disastrous by-election defeat in Copeland

24 February 2017 9:03

Labour’s defeat in Copeland is nothing short of a disaster – but you won’t hear that from the shadow chancellor.…

I was right! Brexit has killed off Ukip

24 February 2017 8:55

It is hugely important, if you are someone as insecure as myself, to say ‘I told you so’ whenever the…

Labour has just suffered its worst defeat for decades

24 February 2017 2:54

Isabel Hardman discusses the by-election results with Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth: The Tories have won the Copeland by-election with…

Labour hold Stoke as Ukip and Nuttall fail to breakthrough

24 February 2017 2:21

James Forsyth discusses the by-election results with Fraser Nelson and Isabel Hardman: Labour has avoided total electoral disaster and held…

Why Labour deserves a crushing defeat in Stoke

23 February 2017 8:52

Never in recent years has a party deserved to lose an election, to be demolished by people’s ballots and fury,…