UK politics

Ken Loach: Tom Watson is the biggest threat facing Labour

24 September 2019 14:17

What’s the biggest threat facing the Labour party? The Tories? The Lib Dems? Brexit? All wrong, says pro-Corbyn film director…

Corbyn to address Labour conference this afternoon

24 September 2019 13:12

Time was when the box office attraction at Labour conference was going to be Tom Watson’s speech this afternoon. The…

Corbyn makes the most of Boris Johnson’s misfortune

24 September 2019 11:30

The Supreme Court ruling has provided Jeremy Corbyn with his most positive outing at Labour conference. On hearing the news…

Watch: Red Len loses his temper in Sky News interview

24 September 2019 10:14

Labour members are planning a mass walkout at Tom Watson’s conference speech this afternoon. And as for Brexit, it’s safe…

Keir Starmer prepares for life after Jeremy Corbyn

24 September 2019 10:09

If you’re a pro-Remain Labour member angry that the conference yesterday voted narrowly – and chaotically – to maintain the…

Fury at Labour conference over Brexit votes

23 September 2019 18:07

On paper, Labour’s conference has managed to unite around the Brexit position set out by the leadership. Delegates this afternoon…

Boris Johnson would be foolish to underestimate Labour

23 September 2019 17:13

In the next election, as in the last one, McDonnellism will prove a serious challenge to the Tories. John McDonnell,…

Emily Thornberry’s political wardrobe malfunction

23 September 2019 14:02

These days everyone in politics is obsessed with ‘optics’, with making sure they never do or say anything that might…

John McDonnell’s radical conference speech

23 September 2019 13:36

John McDonnell’s speech showed what Labour’s aim for this conference – were it going smoothly – is. The party wants…

Labour shouts down its own message

22 September 2019 21:02

Labour was supposed to be having only one big row this week at conference – on Brexit. Instead, it’s ended…

Labour’s new policy: abolish private schools

22 September 2019 18:49

Here we go. As the debate continues within the Labour party as to which Brexit policy will win the party…

Emily Thornberry refuses to sing from same hymn sheet as Corbyn

22 September 2019 14:58

Although Jeremy Corbyn used his Andrew Marr interview to try to smooth over and move on from internal party rows…

As top aide quits, is Corbyn’s leadership now sinking?

22 September 2019 8:56

The best way to understand the chaos engulfing the start of the Labour party conference is by looking at the…

Jeremy Corbyn is on the wrong side of history over Brexit

22 September 2019 7:00

So far as his keenest supporters are concerned, Jeremy Corbyn has always been on the Right Side of History. From…

What’s on today at Labour conference: The Spectator guide

22 September 2019 6:30

Labour is back in Brighton for the party’s annual conference. Here is the pick of the fringe events for the…

Can New York give the Brexit negotiations some momentum?

21 September 2019 10:37

Three events will dominate next week. The Supreme Court’s decision on the legality of prorogation, Labour conference and the UN…

It’s no surprise that Brexit looks doomed

21 September 2019 8:00

I have a friend who insists that he takes little interest in politics. Even so, the other evening he came…

Margaret Beckett to the rescue

21 September 2019 7:00

With a cross-party group of MPs successfully passing legislation to instruct the government to seek an Article 50 extension rather…

Labour’s NEC in plot to oust Tom Watson

20 September 2019 21:52

This evening, Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee has started to discuss a motion which would oust Tom Watson as deputy…

‘F–k Boris’: London climate change protest turns red

20 September 2019 17:35

Students went on strike today worldwide to protest against climate change. Luckily, the London protest took place only a stone’s…