UK politics

Watch: Labour supporter refuses to leave the stage

25 September 2018 15:21

It’s all kicking off at Labour conference. A Labour supporter has just given a speech on Palestine from the main…

The dreadful state of British politics

25 September 2018 14:11

Conference season always shows our political parties at their worst. It would be a kindness if these things were not…

Keir Starmer’s Brexit speech triggers Labour barney

25 September 2018 13:16

Well, that lasted long. From the moment Keir Starmer left the conference stage after setting out Labour’s Brexit position, rumours…

Watch: Kate Hoey’s Brexit warning to Corbynistas

25 September 2018 13:00

The Corbynistas don’t have much time for Kate Hoey, the Labour MP and ardent Brexiteer. Owen Jones accused Hoey of…

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The probation crisis could totally undermine the government’s domestic abuse law

25 September 2018 11:54

It has long been accepted in Westminster, including by those who were actually in the Ministry of Justice when it…

Keir Starmer goes off script in Brexit conference speech

25 September 2018 11:38

This year’s Labour conference has been praised for adopting a more professional tone than previous years. However, today that message…

Corbyn and Watson rift claims its first victim: a new female deputy

25 September 2018 11:19

The Tom Watson/Jeremy Corbyn feud has claimed its first conference victim: a female deputy leader. Plans to create a new…

Through the looking glass: Labour’s future foreign policy

25 September 2018 10:25

To the dismay of many of Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary colleagues, foreign policy is the Labour leader’s main passion. Corbyn rarely…

Why Labour’s Brexit MPs are finally feeling more upbeat

25 September 2018 8:50

Kate Hoey has paid a heavy price for being a supporter of Brexit. The Labour MP has been hounded online…

Labour Left plans to force Jeremy Corbyn into deselection process to make a point

24 September 2018 22:57

Jeremy Corbyn could be subject to a trigger ballot designed for the deselection of MPs, under plans discussed tonight by…

Watch: Labour supporting teacher on getting rid of Tories

24 September 2018 16:56

A teacher and Labour party member has just taken to the stage at the party’s conference talking of the importance…

Diane Abbott’s immigration plan fails to add up

24 September 2018 15:02

What would the government’s immigration policy look like if Diane Abbott was Home Secretary? Abbott’s speech on the fringe of…

John McDonnell lends Theresa May a helping hand on Brexit

24 September 2018 13:40

There were hopes among pro-Remain MPs that this year’s Labour conference would mark a sea change in the party’s Brexit…

John McDonnell’s unashamedly socialist pitch to Labour conference

24 September 2018 13:20

John McDonnell started his Labour conference speech with a tribute to his ‘friend’ Jeremy Corbyn, praising the way in which…

Labour conference 2018, in pictures

24 September 2018 11:26

It’s that time of year again: Labour conference. With Jeremy Corbyn’s grip on the party tightening in the past year,…

How Corbyn opponents are now turning to the trade unions

24 September 2018 10:49

The Overton Window is a concept beloved particularly by the Left. It’s a theory about the range of political ideas…

Listen: Labour MP blasts Corbynite colleague at Progress rally

24 September 2018 10:48

Here we go again. Although Labour conference has become increasingly Corbynite in recent years, the Progress rally can always be…

J.K. Rowling and the darkness on the left

24 September 2018 9:45

You rarely come across a character in modern literature like Jimmy Knight. He’s a racist, but that’s not what makes…

Momentum’s big worry is that it is failing to capitalise on its success

24 September 2018 9:15

What now for Momentum? The grassroots organisation has had extraordinary success over the last few years, not least in shoring…

Labour’s conference, day two: The Spectator guide

24 September 2018 7:00

John McDonnell takes centre stage on day two of Labour’s conference. The shadow chancellor has recently dismissed reports of a…

What Jeremy Corbyn wants to talk about at Labour conference

23 September 2018 18:43

A lot of Labour’s energy at the moment seems to be spent on internal battles over which faction wins power…

Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Corbyn taken to task over anti-Semitism

23 September 2018 17:06

Jeremy Corbyn – Anti-Semitism ‘is a scourge in any society’ With the Labour party conference now in full swing in…

Labour’s deputy leader move highlights the party’s most interesting split

23 September 2018 12:24

Generally, talk of a ‘split’ in the Labour Party focuses on the chasm between Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters and those ‘moderate’…

Jeremy Corbyn discovers the art of spin on a second referendum

23 September 2018 11:25

It’s the first day of Labour conference and Jeremy Corbyn has kicked proceedings off with an appearance on the Andrew…

Jeremy Corbyn is getting more serious about Brexit and Theresa May ought to worry

23 September 2018 11:18

The most important statement by Jeremy Corbyn in today’s Sunday Mirror interview is not that Labour’s leader will embrace a…