Socialism

The facts about the Venezuelan economy

30 August 2018 21:12

Contrary to the impression given by Jason Mitchell, Venezuela does not have a socialist economy (‘Maduro’s madness’, 25 August). It…

Jeremy Corbyn comes to Scotland and discovers he has nothing to say

30 October 2015 17:38

When all else fails, I suppose, you can just plead for mercy. That appears to be the message emanating from…

Friends reunited: how George Galloway hopes to ‘work closely’ with Jeremy Corbyn

28 July 2015 11:45

Things could start to get very strange indeed if Jeremy Corbyn is successful in his bid to be the next…

Idealists tend to cause far more misery to humanity than cynics

13 July 2015 11:28

I’ve often wondered if Freudian theories could be applied to the Left in the same way they have been applied…

Revealed: How Labour’s election broadcast star supported Arthur Scargill’s Socialist party

31 March 2015 10:50

Tonight Martin Freeman will take on a starring role in the latest Labour election broadcast. In the short film, the Sherlock…

Hugo Chavez – the ballet

28 November 2014 17:12

Here’s something to watch next time you’re visiting Venezuela, if you can avoid getting murdered while you’re there – a…

Podcast: a misogynistic reshuffle, punishment for ministers and why right-wing women are sexier

17 July 2014 9:44

In this week’s Spectator, Melissa Kite argues that David Cameron’s reshuffle has been soured by misogyny. The PM doesn’t want…

We are all numbers in Labour’s computer now

9 July 2014 14:56

In 1975 Margaret Thatcher said in her ‘Free Society’ speech to the Conservative Party Conference: ‘Some Socialists seem to believe…

Rents are falling, in real terms. So why does Ed Miliband want state intervention?

2 May 2014 14:59

In recent weeks, I have found myself defending Ed Miliband as much as attacking him. I do believe that his…

Handbagged: if this is what luvvies think being ‘fair’ to Thatcher is, I’d like to see their idea of ‘unfair’

12 April 2014 11:19

Why do the Left love the Queen? Sure, most of us agree she’s done an excellent job in a difficult…

Ed Miliband’s speech: the backlash begins

24 September 2013 23:20

In his Guardian column tomorrow, Jonathan Freedland writes that Ed Miliband reckons he’ll “get a kicking from the Daily Telegraph”…

Red Ed is bringing back populist socialism

24 September 2013 16:16

‘Red Ed is back,’ said the Daily Mirror’s Kevin Mcguire, and it’s a fair summary of today’s speech. He has…

Exclusive: the moment Ed Miliband said he’ll bring socialism back to Downing Street

22 September 2013 17:59

What’s Ed Miliband about? In a word: socialism. You can think this a good or a bad thing, but there…

Hugo Chavez: A Clown Masquerading As A Threat

6 March 2013 14:05

As would-be dictators go, Hugo Chavez was on the clownish end of the repressive spectrum. By the end, however, the…

The SNP's Vision for Tartan Neoliberalism - Spectator Blogs

13 February 2013 15:19

The SNP’s rise to power at Holyrood was predicated upon two useful qualities. First, the party has successfully contrived to…

Sorry, Tristram — but capitalism is just what the British public does

23 January 2012 9:26

Tristram Hunt, the historian and Labour MP, has written a brilliant rebuttal to my piece in the Telegraph last week,…

Solutions to the Mili-woe

26 November 2010 17:45

Ed Miliband’s day today rather sums up his problems. His morning media round has all been seen through a negative…

The Stupidest Man in America

2 July 2010 15:30

Like Satan, Sodomy and Socialism, Soccer begins with an S. Obviously, then, it’s un-American and likely to corrupt these great…

Where Did Labour’s Funniest Line Originate?

16 April 2010 14:26

I must say I had a chuckle at Alastair Campbell’s tweet during the leaders’ debate: “Clegg done well on style, Cameron…

Ed Balls and Tribune

6 July 2009 23:42

Ed Balls has just started on Twitter and he’s already an avid user. I have always found Ed perfectly charming,…

Is the Left Waking From Its Slumber?

22 March 2009 8:42

A rather impassioned piece on unemployment from Polly Toynbee in yesterday’s Guardian made me realise that there are a number…

Here’s the Latest From Your Neo-Con Socialist

22 February 2009 12:30

I was always shocked by the level of vitriol among New Statesman and Guardian readers when a writer stepped away…