Owen Smith

Why Corbyn could still come out on top from ‘traingate’

24 August 2016 11:20

This morning Jeremy Corbyn has woken up to find his face plastered across the front pages of the Daily Mail and the Times…

Owen Smith makes a foolish pledge to block Brexit

24 August 2016 8:16

Jeremy Corbyn’s embarrassing train row is a gilt-edged opportunity for his rival to try and make up ground in the…

Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith. Here’s why it won’t help him beat Corbyn

22 August 2016 7:59

It won’t come as much as a surprise to many that Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, has backed Owen…

How useful is Sadiq Khan’s endorsement of Owen Smith?

21 August 2016 12:03

Sadiq Khan’s endorsement of Owen Smith is rather handy for the ailing Labour leadership contender, given Khan is one of…

Corbyn makes a half-hearted pitch to win over Tory voters

19 August 2016 8:11

Can Jeremy Corbyn reach out to – and win over – Tory voters at a general election? It sounds like…

Owen Smith: We should get Isis round the table for peace talks

17 August 2016 13:23

Victoria Derbyshire seemed very anxious as Labour’s two-hour-long hustings between Owen Smith and Jeremy Corbyn wore on this morning to…

Labour’s moderates are stuck until they can solve their membership problem

10 August 2016 19:13

We are still not entirely sure when the Labour leadership contest will end, but in these dusty days of recess,…

Labour members win court case on leadership contest

8 August 2016 11:34

Isabel Hardman and Lara Prendergast discuss what’s next for Labour: Could Labour hold its autumn conference without a confirmed leader?…

Must Corbyn win?

7 August 2016 12:56

Thoughtful writing about the Corbyn phenomenon is not just impossible to find, it is impossible to imagine. Admirers live in…

Boring Corbyn has got it all wrong on personality politics

6 August 2016 8:00

Brits sometimes think that ‘personality politics’ is a bad thing. Jeremy Corbyn has certainly suggested as much; just before he…

Owen Smith looks to 1945 to inspire Labour

5 August 2016 12:58

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith have faced off in their first hustings of what has already proved to be a…

Labour’s problems go far beyond Jeremy Corbyn

4 August 2016 16:28

Owen Smith takes on Jeremy Corbyn in the first Labour leadership hustings this evening. The moderates are desperately hoping that…

Theresa May’s Labour land grab starts today

2 August 2016 8:09

Whilst Labour tangle themselves up in civil war, the Prime Minister is making a move for the party’s economic territory.…

Sarah Champion unresigns and returns to Labour frontbench

25 July 2016 16:50

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, was one of the Labour frontbenchers who resigned in an attempt to force…

The NHS would be crippled without big pharma

21 July 2016 15:37

Like Owen Smith, I have an interest to declare when discussing Pfizer.   Somewhere on my bookshelf I have a Pfizer…

What matters in Labour’s leadership contest is what works

21 July 2016 13:57

Jeremy Corbyn’s attempt to strike a contrast between his beliefs and those of his Labour leadership rival Owen Smith would…

Diane Abbott sticks the knife into Owen Smith as she compares him to David Cameron

21 July 2016 9:30

If we didn’t know it before, Diane Abbott has made it clear that this summer’s Labour leadership contest is going…

The moral case against Jeremy Corbyn

20 July 2016 18:06

Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters are making much of Owen Smith’s work as a corporate lobbyist for Big Pharma before he entered…

Which Labour MPs are backing Owen Smith?

20 July 2016 11:44

Owen Smith is now in a head-to-head battle with Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership. We’ll know by September 24th…

Coffee House Shots: Owen Smith’s ‘Mission-bloody-difficult’

20 July 2016 8:55

Jeremy Corbyn is the clear favourite to win the Labour leadership battle, if yesterday’s YouGov poll is anything to go…