Labour

The Catch 22 of Labour’s gender policy

23 May 2018 15:10

Earlier this week, I wrote about David Lewis, a Labour member who was allowed to stand for election as a…

Meet the man standing to be a Labour party women’s officer

22 May 2018 9:25

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. Except in the Labour Party, when it’s surprisingly easy. Just ask David Lewis.…

The ‘Gammon’ insult is typical of Corbynista intolerance

14 May 2018 13:21

Imagine referring to a whole section of society as meat. As mere flesh, bereft of sentience. It used to be…

David Blunkett remembers Tessa Jowell – ‘always thinking of others’

13 May 2018 8:49

Dame Tessa Jowell has died aged 70 after suffering a haemorrhage on Friday. The former Labour cabinet minister was diagnosed with brain…

Introducing the Labour representative for Small Heath: councillor who claimed Isis doesn’t exist

6 May 2018 9:33

The Conservatives better-than-expected election result has been dampened somewhat by CCHQ’s decision to reinstate a councillor suspended for comparing an Asian…

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Tory local election spin

4 May 2018 11:01

If you want to know how last night was for the Labour Party, you need to look no further than…

Local election analysis: Owen Jones’s success* rate

4 May 2018 8:40

Owen Jones has been on a mission of late – a mission to unseat Tories. The Guardian columnist has been…

Conservatives win the expectation management game in disappointing night for Labour

4 May 2018 6:02

The Conservatives have had a successful night – at least when it comes to their expectation management campaign. There will…

Unlike Labour, the Tories would never survive an anti-Semitism scandal

18 April 2018 12:29

Yesterday, Parliament debated anti-Semitism. It is hard to get over the oddness of the situation. It is 150 years ago…

Jeremy Corbyn still manages to surprise at anti-Semitism debate

18 April 2018 9:21

Labour’s anti-Semitism problem has been going on for so long now that what would once be seen as a disturbing…

Jeremy Corbyn and our golden age of paranoia

17 April 2018 14:36

Tony Gilkes is a very English hero. The Middlesborough pensioner wanted nothing more than what all hungry Englishmen want: a…

Jeremy Corbyn will never give war a chance

14 April 2018 15:16

The best that can be said for Jeremy Corbyn’s response to air strikes against the Assad regime is that he is at…

Labour frontbencher: Corbyn should stop commenting on foreign policy

12 April 2018 20:00

There are many figures in the Labour party who wish that Jeremy Corbyn would stay schtum on foreign policy. Whether…

Euan Blair to the rescue?

11 April 2018 10:45

This week Tony Blair managed to say something surprising. In a rare sighting of modesty, the former prime minister said…

Nick Griffin backs Corbyn

10 April 2018 17:23

This afternoon Jeremy Corbyn received the news that Israel’s Labour party are to suspend relations with him – accusing the Labour…

Labour frontbencher: Labour’s Brexit test is ‘bollocks’

10 April 2018 12:49

Oh dear. Barry Gardiner’s bad day has gone from bad to worse. After a recording emerged of the shadow international trade…

Barry Gardiner disrupts Labour’s uneasy Brexit truce

10 April 2018 11:48

Although Labour MPs have much to disagree with their leader on of late, one thing many have been buoyed by…

Labour spokesperson’s very curious Syria statement

8 April 2018 23:05

The UN Security Council will meet on Monday to discuss a suspected chemical attack in Syria on the rebel-held town of Douma.…

Corbynista MP: Tories using Salisbury poisoning as ‘smokescreen’

6 April 2018 10:36

Here we go again. Although John McDonnell advised his Labour comrades to boycott Russia Today following the Salisbury poisoning, not…

The Spectator Podcast: Red London

5 April 2018 17:40

In this week’s episode, we talk about red London – just how badly will the Tories do in the upcoming…

Karl Marx’s sinister legacy of anti-Semitism

4 April 2018 8:40

When I lived in the Soviet Union in my early twenties, I developed a personal hostility to socialism. I saw the…

Jeremy Corbyn and the far left’s anti-Semitism doublespeak

3 April 2018 13:06

The supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are meant to comprise the most cultish movement British politics has seen. Yet on the…

Watch: Andrew Neil’s beginner’s guide to anti-Semitism

1 April 2018 14:30

A Times/YouGov poll at the weekend found that nearly eight out of ten Labour members believe that accusations of anti-Semitism…

Good news for Labour moderates as Christine Shawcroft quits NEC

31 March 2018 20:44

After a torrid few weeks for the Labour party over alleged incidents of anti-Semitism, there is finally a light at…

The question Labour moderates must ask themselves

31 March 2018 11:42

A question for Labour’s moderates, however we define the term and assuming they are still sizeable enough to merit the…