UK politics

The Tories will have to up their game in response to this Corbyn speech

26 September 2018 15:11

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour conference has raised the stakes for the Tories ahead of their gathering in Birmingham. Corbyn…

Review: The book that reveals John McDonnell’s economic world view

26 September 2018 14:38

In 1995, the Labour party voted to amend Clause IV of its constitution, ditching its historic commitment to mass public…

Corbyn’s confident conference speech will send Labour members home happy

26 September 2018 14:30

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour conference showed how confident the Labour leader is now. He knew his way around the…

Full text: Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour conference speech

26 September 2018 12:37

Thank you for that welcome. I want to start by thanking the workers, the fantastic staff at the Conference Centre…

Theresa May grills the press pack

26 September 2018 11:23

Whisper it quietly, but Theresa May might actually be having a good week for once. While Labour fill up the…

Security check: Corbyn’s adviser, the former Communist Party member

26 September 2018 10:29

Jeremy Corbyn’s adviser and close friend Andrew Murray has been scratching his head of late as to why he still…

How blaming the media keeps Labour activists happy

26 September 2018 9:27

One of the features of conference season, along with the stale sandwiches and lack of natural light, is the obsession…

Momentum’s Brexit fudge would make the Labour party proud

26 September 2018 9:25

What Momentum thinks about Brexit matters. But is Momentum prepared to ask its members what it really thinks about Brexit?…

No early election? We’ll just go on a general strike, says Labour MP

26 September 2018 8:56

Oh dear. Despite reports this year of a more professional tone at conference, one Labour MP appears to have missed…

Watch: Israeli ambassador takes a pop at Jeremy Corbyn

25 September 2018 22:49

The Labour Friends of Israel reception at the party’s conference has traditionally been attended by the Labour leader. But this…

Watch: Diane Abbott makes yet another number blunder

25 September 2018 17:34

When it comes to numbers, Diane Abbott doesn’t have a good track record. And it seems that’s still the case…

Emily Thornberry’s speech shows why Team Corbyn went cold on a female deputy

25 September 2018 16:54

For those wondering why exactly Labour vetoed plans for a new female deputy leader this morning over fears the role…

Emily Thornberry’s leadership pitch, part 1

25 September 2018 16:08

The Labour leadership may be rowing back from the idea of having a second, female, deputy leader, but that isn’t…

Tosh McDonald: I set my alarm early so I could hate Thatcher more

25 September 2018 16:04

Jeremy Corbyn has famously said that he wants a ‘kinder, gentler politics’. But it seems one of his close allies…

Full text: Emily Thornberry’s Labour conference speech

25 September 2018 15:36

Conference, as we all know, this is a year of important anniversaries in the history of the socialist movement –…

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…