Labour

How John McDonnell wooed Mumsnet

18 September 2018 14:25

As so often these days, if you want real political insight, go to Mumsnet. In a web chat there today,…

Naz Shah needs to make up her mind about abortion

17 September 2018 17:02

There are a couple of things I just don’t get. Maybe someone of liberal mind can explain them. Didn’t equalities…

Peter Willsman welcomed back into the fold at Labour conference

13 September 2018 13:51

When Peter Willsman was re-elected onto the Labour NEC this month, there was a sense of shock in the party.…

Dawn Butler: Labour didn’t lose the general election

10 September 2018 18:16

It’s been over a year since the last general election, but it looks like there are still some Labour MPs…

Labour MPs are conferring legitimacy on anti-Semitism

9 September 2018 11:10

Former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has been roughed up enough lately and I am loath to add to the calumnies…

It’s now or never for Labour moderates

6 September 2018 8:50

You have to hand it to Labour – they certainly know how to make an entrance. In the week that…

Why did Corbyn visit Palestine when it was mourning the co-founder of Hamas?

4 September 2018 16:32

Jeremy Corbyn is a man of peace with an unfortunate tendency to find himself in the wrong place at the…

Ken: Corbyn is the man to tackle Britain’s anti-Semitism problem

4 September 2018 12:48

Labour has been embroiled in a summer long row about anti-Semitism, with no sign that the issue will be resolved…

Labour NEC results: when will Corbyn’s opponents accept it’s over?

3 September 2018 17:40

It is quite clear what today’s NEC results mean for the Corbynites in the Labour Party: they’ve consolidated their control…

In the cult of Corbyn, dissent will not be tolerated

3 September 2018 14:55

The far left is preparing the ground for its coming purge of the Labour party by burning down every rational…

Even without a by-election, the Corbynites could soon purge the Labour party

31 August 2018 18:01

The fallout from Frank Field’s decision to resign the Labour whip over the leadership’s handling of anti-Semitism allegations continued today.…

Anti-Semitism and the far left: a brief history

31 August 2018 16:51

Why does Jeremy Corbyn show such disdain for the mainstream Jewish community? Why does he prefer to associate with terrorist…

Frank Field’s Labour resignation is a sign of things to come

30 August 2018 17:10

Frank Field has become the first Labour MP to quit the party over anti-Semitism. He resigned the whip – blaming…

Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to back down over Labour’s anti-Semitism row?

29 August 2018 8:56

Labour is belatedly about to adopt the IHRA anti-Semitism definition with all its examples, according to three members of its…

The trans rights activists’ latest target: Corbynite royalty

28 August 2018 13:10

If you have any doubts about how far a small (and unrepresentative) group of “trans rights” advocates and activists will…

Revealed: the People’s Vote’s three-point plan to trigger a second referendum

27 August 2018 8:09

After a weekend of politicians feuding over the merits of a second referendum, Barry Gardiner, Andy Burnham and Conor Burns…

Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for the media: make it more boring

23 August 2018 13:04

It should be said that Jeremy Corbyn’s ideas for shaking up the media aren’t all bad. The Labour leader is…

Labour’s noise problem

22 August 2018 17:10

Political parties rarely have good summers. If you’re in government, something normally goes wrong just as you’re settling into a…

Wanted: a Head of Disputes for Labour

19 August 2018 16:23

Have you ever looked at a job advert with a temptingly high salary, and thought to yourself… you’d have to…

The shameful double standards of the Corbyn crew

16 August 2018 16:57

Imagine if there existed a photograph of Boris Johnson next to a man whose associates subsequently axed to death four…

Jeremy Corbyn’s not an anti-Semite, he’s just very unlucky

15 August 2018 13:41

Can you be sure, dear reader, you haven’t inadvertently indulged lately in a spot of Holocaust denial? A little light…

Watch: Chris Williamson blames BBC for wreath-gate

15 August 2018 7:24

Poor old Chris Williamson. Jeremy Corbyn’s changing story over whether he did or didn’t lay a wreath on the graves…

How Corbyn’s opponents made it easier for him to dodge scrutiny

14 August 2018 15:28

Benjamin Netanyahu’s intervention in the row about Jeremy Corbyn and the memorial wreath has been incredibly handy for the Labour…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn turns nasty over wreath-gate

14 August 2018 14:54

Did he or didn’t he? The question, of course, is whether Jeremy Corbyn laid a wreath or not for one…

Owen Jones’s masterclass in ‘whataboutery’

14 August 2018 13:10

Corbyn cheerleader-in-chief Owen Jones frequently rallies against what he calls ‘whataboutery.’ For those not familiar with the word, it is a…