Labour

Labour MP’s Big Ben jibe backfires

20 August 2017 19:52

This summer, MPs have had to grapple with one of the big issues of our time. No, not Brexit – the…

Sarah Champion’s resignation over grooming gang comments bodes ill for state of debate in Labour

16 August 2017 17:38

Since Jeremy Corbyn became Labour leader, resignations from the shadow cabinet have been ten-a-penny. The latest Labour MP to quit…

What the papers say: The uncomfortable truths about the grooming gangs

11 August 2017 8:38

Modern slavery is affecting every town and city in Britain, according to the National Crime Agency. Despite William Wilberforce saying…

Parliament’s new tribe

5 August 2017 8:30

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

What the papers say: Mark Carney, Brexit & Corbyn’s silence over Venezuela

4 August 2017 8:33

Mark Carney is often accused of being downbeat about Brexit. But the Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report is ‘more…

Listen: Labour frontbencher’s Diane Abbott moment

2 August 2017 16:33

Another day, another Labour frontbencher who comes unstuck when asked for a number in an interview. Today’s hapless shadow cabinet member…

Corbyn attacks Arsenal’s owner – but keeps quiet on Venezuela

2 August 2017 14:12

Venezuela is on the brink of collapse, with thousands taking to the streets and the government locking up those who…

Venezuela’s crisis exposes the true depravity of the hard-Left

2 August 2017 13:27

Which British politician would be loopy enough to defend the Venezuelan regime as it guns down protesters and arrests opposition…

The Left don’t mind hating immigrants – so long as they’re rich

1 August 2017 12:19

It seems a long time ago that Jeremy Corbyn made an impassioned defence of immigration from both within and outside…

Bad news for the Tories: Corbyn has learned to love the centre

27 July 2017 13:18

When Tony Blair was selling out the Labour Party by introducing a minimum wage, paid holiday leave and free nursery…

Will Labour split?

24 July 2017 16:20

With parliament in recess and the Prime Minister on holiday, politics is calmer than it has been in some time.…

What will Jeremy Corbyn do next?

21 July 2017 16:43

The Labour party has a troubling recess ahead of it. Many of its members just won’t know what to do…

Let’s keep up the Moggmentum

16 July 2017 9:30

‘We need to talk about why the internet is falling in love with Jacob Rees-Mogg, because it’s not OK,’ warns…

What’s Labour going to do with the middle classes?

16 July 2017 9:00

Be fair. Theresa May’s plan actually half-worked. No, there was a plan. I know the consensus now seems to be…

Jeremy Corbyn is Britain’s first truly post-modern politician

14 July 2017 14:48

Does Labour want to leave the Single Market? Maybes aye, maybes naw, as we used to say in North Britain.…

Labour moderates should learn from the mistakes of Trump’s reluctant cheerleaders

14 July 2017 8:48

Demagogues have had a good run of late but the tide may be turning. Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen…

Watch: Jack Dromey turns the air blue on Daily Politics

12 July 2017 17:54

Politicians have been busy swapping horror stories of the unacceptable abuse dished out to MPs and candidates running for Parliament.…

Did Jeremy Corbyn really save the Labour party in Scotland?

11 July 2017 16:27

If a line is repeated often enough it becomes true. Or true enough, anyway. This, at any rate, is one…

Why do gay lefties hate Tories but ignore Corbyn’s ugly record?

10 July 2017 18:39

Gay lefties have hated gay Tories ever since learning of their existence. The concept baffles them, like pro-life women or…

Damian Green calls for a new ‘grown-up way of doing politics’. Will it work?

10 July 2017 9:10

Even before the election delivered a hammer blow to the Tories, their ‘strong and stable’ mantra was coming back to…

Everyone in Labour is pretending to get along. It won’t last

6 July 2017 15:37

Since Jeremy Corbyn’s surprisingly good election defeat, his MPs who previously plotted to get rid of him have been queuing…

Theresa May is slowly steadying the Tory ship

5 July 2017 17:02

It was better from Theresa May today. She was combative, prickly and forceful at PMQs. The ship is moving on…

Why are some on the Left claiming a ‘bonfire on red tape’ led to Grenfell Tower?

5 July 2017 16:42

Now that Labour councils have been shown to be as much up to their eyeballs in the tower block cladding…

May turns back the clock to the Cameron and Osborne era at PMQs

5 July 2017 14:44

During the general election campaign, Theresa May was strikingly reluctant to defend the Tories’ economic record. But today at PMQs,…

Students are right to vote Labour

4 July 2017 10:30

Almost everything which is said officially about student finances is obfuscatory and contradictory, starting with Damian Green’s assertion at the…