Labour

Watch: Andrew Neil’s Holocaust Educational Trust speech on anti-Semitism and the left

18 October 2017 10:52

With the Labour party currently leading in the polls, it’s easy to think that the party’s problem with anti-Semitism must…

Tom Watson’s bid to shed the pounds

15 October 2017 19:51

For George Osborne, it was the 5:2 diet that was credited for sculpting his political ambitions. His decision to shed the…

Scottish Labour’s leadership contest is turning ugly

28 September 2017 14:06

The people’s flag is even deeper red in Scottish Labour, where the daggers are plunging in all directions amid a…

The Labour party has now embraced Corbynism – will the public?

27 September 2017 19:01

When Jeremy Corbyn gave his speech on Wednesday, the conference hall bore a closer resemblance to a stadium concert than…

‘Fake news’: the far left’s favourite new excuse

27 September 2017 18:12

Admirers of violence and lies must go carefully. As true cowards they must leave themselves an escape hatch in case…

Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn is no longer a joke

27 September 2017 15:43

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour conference started strongly before flagging in an overly long middle section. But I suspect this…

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech showed how much of Labour’s power comes from the Tories’ mess

27 September 2017 13:52

What is Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for Labour in government? Before the snap election, that question seemed so very irrelevant and…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour conference speech, full text

27 September 2017 13:12

We meet here this week as a united Party, advancing in every part of Britain, winning the confidence of millions…

John McDonnell’s business charm offensive falls flat

27 September 2017 7:58

John McDonnell has never had an easy relationship with big business. The shadow chancellor thinks there is a ‘lot to…

Tom Watson’s Labour conference speech, full text

26 September 2017 17:49

Conference, thank you for being here. Thanks for your enthusiasm, for your passion,  for all your hard work on behalf…

Listen: ‘Disgruntled Blairites’ blamed for Labour anti-Semitism accusations

26 September 2017 13:26

Labour’s anti-Semitism row spills on to the front pages of today’s papers. ‘Labour is the real nasty party’, says the…

Labour’s conference, day three: The Spectator guide

26 September 2017 8:00

It’s Tom Watson’s turn to address Labour’s party conference today. Last year, he said it was ‘time to get the…

Sadiq Khan discovers his inner Corbynista

25 September 2017 17:42

When Sadiq Khan spoke at last year’s Labour conference, his speech was deemed hostile to Jeremy Corbyn. Fresh from victory in the…

Labour’s biggest danger is falling for the cult of Corbyn

25 September 2017 16:10

Labour conference has begun in earnest – earnest being the operative word, as Brighton finds itself swamped with Jeremy Corbyn’s…

Ignoring Brexit to spare Corbyn’s blushes is a price worth paying for some

25 September 2017 14:11

Labour’s Brexit row rumbles on. While the issue won’t be the subject of a vote at the party’s annual gathering,…

We need a free market in credit cards – just like everything else

25 September 2017 13:33

There are some commercial decisions that are intrinsically difficult to defend. The plot of the last Captain America film, for…

The Beast of Bolsover takes centre stage at conference

25 September 2017 12:35

Sadiq Khan had to fight for his speaking slot at this year’s Labour’s conference. But while it was apparently difficult…

What the threat to Laura Kuenssberg says about the country we live in

25 September 2017 12:35

For perfectly understandable reasons, neither she nor her employers want to talk about it, but the fact that Laura Kuenssberg…

John McDonnell’s Labour conference speech, full text

25 September 2017 12:35

I’d like to thank Ken Loach for that wonderful film and thank Ken for his incredible contribution to our movement.…

Labour’s conference, day two: The Spectator guide

25 September 2017 8:00

John McDonnell takes centre stage on day two of the Labour party conference. Here are the best of the events…

Labour’s Soft Left goes on the offensive

24 September 2017 20:55

The Labour Party is starting this conference season in its most confident mood for years – even though it still…

Sunday shows round-up: Corbyn’s single market dilemma

24 September 2017 16:39

Jeremy Corbyn – We need to ‘look very carefully’ at any future EU trade relationship As the Labour party conference…

Labour conference rows over letting Sadiq Khan speak

24 September 2017 12:23

When Sadiq Khan took to the stage at Labour’s conference last year, his none-too-subtle message to Jeremy Corbyn was a…

Watch: Clive Lewis vs Caroline Flint on racism and migration

24 September 2017 11:15

Labour’s conference only started a few hours ago but already the cracks are starting to show. While the Tories are…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit confusion continues

24 September 2017 10:54

One of the daily rituals in British politics at the moment is each of the main parties sending out press…