Labour

Labour discovers that there is no easyBrexit

11 December 2017 15:42

Despite the government reaching its long-awaited milestone of ’sufficient progress’ in the Brexit talks last week, certain key figures on…

Labour’s Christmas attack

17 November 2017 17:57

Christmas is meant to be the season of goodwill. Alas, no-one at Labour HQ appears to have got the memo.…

John McDonnell’s Today interview shows the economy remains Labour’s Achilles heel

16 November 2017 12:19

John McDonnell has busied himself today on the airwaves setting out Labour’s five key demands for the budget. His call for…

Frank Field throws stones from an inherited glass house

15 November 2017 17:36

This week, there was a rare sight for the post snap-election political landscape: two Labour MPs having a barney. On…

Kelvin Hopkins suspended from the Labour whip

2 November 2017 20:43

In the past few minutes, the Labour Party has announced that it is suspending one of its MPs, Kelvin Hopkins,…

Labour’s new intolerance of the pro-life cause

27 October 2017 9:00

I didn’t want to write this piece. I supposed I always hoped that Labour would come back to its roots;…

Corbynite attempt to infiltrate Labour Irish Society falls flat

26 October 2017 18:18

Oh dear. Since Labour’s surprisingly good defeat in the snap election, the hard left has managed to tighten its grip…

The Tories are playing a risky game with Jared O’Mara

26 October 2017 12:11

Why do politicians constantly bring plagues on their own houses? This week, the Tories have embraced the Jared O’Mara allegations…

Did the Labour whips know about the Jared O’Mara allegations?

25 October 2017 17:52

How did Jared O’Mara end up in Parliament, and will he remain there for much longer? Today he was suspended…

Just because you’re Labour, doesn’t mean it’s alright Jared

24 October 2017 13:09

The Women and Equalities Select Committee is a member down today after one of its male intake was forced to…

Watch: Andrew Neil’s Holocaust Educational Trust speech on anti-Semitism and the left

18 October 2017 10:52

With the Labour party currently leading in the polls, it’s easy to think that the party’s problem with anti-Semitism must…

Tom Watson’s bid to shed the pounds

15 October 2017 19:51

For George Osborne, it was the 5:2 diet that was credited for sculpting his political ambitions. His decision to shed the…

Scottish Labour’s leadership contest is turning ugly

28 September 2017 14:06

The people’s flag is even deeper red in Scottish Labour, where the daggers are plunging in all directions amid a…

The Labour party has now embraced Corbynism – will the public?

27 September 2017 19:01

When Jeremy Corbyn gave his speech on Wednesday, the conference hall bore a closer resemblance to a stadium concert than…

‘Fake news’: the far left’s favourite new excuse

27 September 2017 18:12

Admirers of violence and lies must go carefully. As true cowards they must leave themselves an escape hatch in case…

Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn is no longer a joke

27 September 2017 15:43

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour conference started strongly before flagging in an overly long middle section. But I suspect this…

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech showed how much of Labour’s power comes from the Tories’ mess

27 September 2017 13:52

What is Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for Labour in government? Before the snap election, that question seemed so very irrelevant and…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour conference speech, full text

27 September 2017 13:12

We meet here this week as a united Party, advancing in every part of Britain, winning the confidence of millions…

John McDonnell’s business charm offensive falls flat

27 September 2017 7:58

John McDonnell has never had an easy relationship with big business. The shadow chancellor thinks there is a ‘lot to…

Tom Watson’s Labour conference speech, full text

26 September 2017 17:49

Conference, thank you for being here. Thanks for your enthusiasm, for your passion,  for all your hard work on behalf…

Listen: ‘Disgruntled Blairites’ blamed for Labour anti-Semitism accusations

26 September 2017 13:26

Labour’s anti-Semitism row spills on to the front pages of today’s papers. ‘Labour is the real nasty party’, says the…

Labour’s conference, day three: The Spectator guide

26 September 2017 8:00

It’s Tom Watson’s turn to address Labour’s party conference today. Last year, he said it was ‘time to get the…

Sadiq Khan discovers his inner Corbynista

25 September 2017 17:42

When Sadiq Khan spoke at last year’s Labour conference, his speech was deemed hostile to Jeremy Corbyn. Fresh from victory in the…

Labour’s biggest danger is falling for the cult of Corbyn

25 September 2017 16:10

Labour conference has begun in earnest – earnest being the operative word, as Brighton finds itself swamped with Jeremy Corbyn’s…

Ignoring Brexit to spare Corbyn’s blushes is a price worth paying for some

25 September 2017 14:11

Labour’s Brexit row rumbles on. While the issue won’t be the subject of a vote at the party’s annual gathering,…