Labour

Theresa May’s great gamble

23 April 2017 8:30

Theresa May has long been clear about what sets her apart from other politicians: she doesn’t play political games. When…

Expect the unexpected in Theresa May’s pointless poll

22 April 2017 9:00

A general election is called and in a matter of hours a neutral and unbiased BBC presenter has likened our…

Len McCluskey’s hollow victory

21 April 2017 19:55

Len McCluskey has seen off a challenge to be elected to a third term at the helm of Unite. And…

Len McCluskey’s victory finally gives Corbyn something to smile about

21 April 2017 16:28

Len McCluskey has been re-elected as General Secretary of Unite. It was something of a messy fight: his rival Gerard…

Theresa May doesn’t trust enough people for a power ‘circle’. A triangle, maybe

21 April 2017 14:40

The fact that nothing leaked about Mrs May’s snap election tells you much of what you need to know about…

What the papers say: Jeremy Corbyn does pose a threat to the Tories

21 April 2017 8:27

Theresa May is riding high in the polls and there’s much talk of a Tory landslide – but that doesn’t…

Listen: Dawn Butler’s car-crash interview – ‘this election is Theresa May trying to rig democracy!’

20 April 2017 18:11

Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn kicked off Labour’s general election campaign with a speech on his party’s vision for a…

The Spectator Podcast: Election special

20 April 2017 16:12

On this week’s episode, we discuss the two European nations that are are heading for the polls in the next couple…

Revealed: Labour party’s ‘wellbeing day’ scrapped as staff told to cancel holidays

20 April 2017 13:27

Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap election in June has scuppered many MPs’ holiday plans — and one politician’s honeymoon.…

Did Douglas Carswell try – and fail – to rejoin the Tory fold?

20 April 2017 12:35

Douglas Carswell has just announced that he will not stand for re-election as the MP for Clacton. The independent MP, who…

Watch: Labour supporters boo journalist at Corbyn speech

20 April 2017 11:26

Some Labour supporters, it’s fair to say, do not like hearing hard truths. So when a journalist at Jeremy Corbyn’s…

Jeremy Corbyn launches Labour’s General Election campaign, full transcript

20 April 2017 11:09

The dividing lines in this election could not be clearer from the outset. It is the Conservatives, the party of…

Labour’s General Election plan is already coming unstuck

20 April 2017 10:07

What does it mean to be rich? That’s the question already getting the Labour party into a tangle as it…

The exodus of Labour MPs is underway

20 April 2017 9:10

Who’d be a Labour MP? Despite the best efforts of the Parliamentary Labour Party, Corbyn is going nowhere and, if…

Labour is starting its hardest election campaign woefully unprepared

19 April 2017 17:01

The opposition parties about whom Theresa May complained in her speech launching the snap election are grinding into action. Their…

Jeremy Corbyn is already anticipating his political extinction

19 April 2017 16:37

Just seven weeks till Jezza-geddon. The Labour leader seemed to anticipate his political extinction with a dead-sheep performance at PMQs.…

Could a big Tory victory make a soft Brexit more likely?

18 April 2017 17:27

Whatever happens in the forthcoming general election, no day of social media can ever compete with the dizzying heights of…

Can Labour survive this general election?

18 April 2017 17:07

‘There are times, perhaps once every thirty years, when there is a sea-change in politics,’ reflected James Callaghan in 1979,…

Even a crushing election defeat might not spell the end of Jeremy Corbyn

18 April 2017 12:46

After the referendum, Jeremy Corbyn said that Labour was ‘very, very ready’ to contest a general election. Which is good news,…

What a snap election means for Labour

18 April 2017 12:16

Theresa May has taken Westminster by surprise this morning by saying she wants an early election. Tomorrow she will ask…

Five times Theresa May ruled out a snap general election

18 April 2017 11:53

Theresa May’s snap election, scheduled for 8 June, was unlikely for three big reasons. Holding off until 2020 would allow…

Ed Miliband needs a second act, not a comedy act

10 April 2017 13:36

When a shell-shocked Ed Miliband stepped down as Labour leader following the party’s defeat in the 2015 election, he concluded…

What the papers say: Why Labour must give Ken the boot

6 April 2017 9:02

Ken Livingstone’s Labour membership card remains valid – but for how long? The former Mayor of London avoided being booted…

VAT on fees? Our greedy private schools have it coming

6 April 2017 8:31

The standard conservative response to Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal to impose VAT on private schools would be to attack it as…

The sorry saga of Ken Livingstone isn’t over yet

5 April 2017 15:33

The sorry saga of what Labour decides to do about Ken Livingstone isn’t over yet. In the last few moments, Jeremy…