Labour

Emily Thornberry’s leadership pitch: Corbynism, but neater

22 January 2020 19:37

Emily Thornberry is the straggler in the Labour leadership contest. Unlike Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy, she’s not going to…

What is Lisa Nandy’s route to victory in the Labour leadership contest?

22 January 2020 16:00

With Lisa Nandy making it onto the ballot paper in the Labour leadership contest, the competition has just got rather…

Corbyn is the best Labour leader of the last century*

22 January 2020 11:36

*According to Labour party members. Research carried out by the polling company YouGov reveals the surprising fact that party members…

Keir Starmer is Labour’s ‘continuity Miliband’ contender

22 January 2020 6:30

Rebecca Long-Bailey denies she is the ‘Continuity Cobynism’ candidate in Labour’s leadership election. Her public statements suggest otherwise. Having given…

In defence of Rebecca Long-Bailey

21 January 2020 15:42

Rebecca Long-Bailey has been criticised over comments she made on abortion that set her apart from many of her Labour…

Jess Phillips drops out of the Labour leadership race: what went wrong?

21 January 2020 15:26

In the past few minutes, Jess Phillips has confirmed that she is pulling out of the Labour leadership race, saying…

Keir Starmer makes it onto the Labour leadership ballot: who else will join him?

20 January 2020 18:15

Keir Starmer has made it through to the final round of the Labour leadership contest, having secured the backing of…

Jess Phillips is wrong to tell men to ‘pass the mic’

20 January 2020 12:58

When Labour leadership challenger Jess Phillips urged men to ‘pass the mic’ to a woman on the top job, telling…

Leadership hopefuls play it safe at Labour’s first hustings

18 January 2020 13:46

The first hustings of the Labour leadership campaign was not particularly inspiring. It did not suggest that any of the…

Why Labour lost

18 January 2020 12:53

I thought I would take as my starting points what seems to be the internal debate inside the Labour party…

Labour’s moral superiority problem

18 January 2020 8:00

Keir Starmer has been described as a ‘moral leftwinger’. He certainly liberally peppered his leadership campaign launch speech with references to…

Is Labour heading for another Kinnock moment?

17 January 2020 16:08

‘You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round…

Laura Pidcock: I don’t miss being in the same room as Tories

17 January 2020 13:00

Leading members of Labour’s left-wing met on Thursday evening to rally the troops and reflect on what went wrong in…

Rebecca Long-Bailey shouldn’t be hounded for her views on abortion

17 January 2020 12:44

Well, the witchfinders have come for Rebecca Long-Bailey. Website Red Roar has unearthed Long-Bailey’s responses to the question of abortion on…

Rebecca Long-Bailey narrowly ahead in new Labour leadership poll

15 January 2020 20:00

Do we already know the top two candidates in the Labour leadership contest? Tonight a poll by Survation for LabourList…

Inside the Labour leadership campaigns: who is running the show?

15 January 2020 10:10

Now that the second phase of the Labour leadership contest is underway, the five candidates are finalising their campaign teams.…

What’s behind Barry Gardiner’s botched ‘leadership campaign’ launch?

8 January 2020 22:16

Is Barry Gardiner running for Labour leader or not? The question is almost as confusing as whether Prince Harry and…

Labour moderates were wrong to fear a leadership contest stitch-up

6 January 2020 17:53

Despite the muttered predictions from some of the leadership campaigns, Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee has today decided on a…

The truth behind the election’s so-called fact checkers

6 January 2020 13:28

All election campaigns see politicians exaggerate, stretch the truth and make promises they can’t keep. But if a report issued…

Labour leadership contest: the state of the race so far

5 January 2020 19:15

The candidates to replace Jeremy Corbyn have been busily launching their campaigns and giving political interviews this weekend, with the…