Isabel Hardman

Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and edits the Coffee House blog. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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In Labour’s old heartlands, MPs are staring into the abyss

21 January 2017 9:00 am

MPs in its northern heartlands fear the party’s support could collapse entirely

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Theresa May can do whatever she wants. So what does she want?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

It is the fate of all new prime ministers to be compared with their recent predecessors. Theresa May has already…

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‘Just managing’ is not enough in No. 10, Prime Minister

1 October 2016 9:00 am

What does Theresa May believe? The new Prime Minister has had the summer to settle into her job and has…

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Will Labour split? Don’t hold your breath

27 August 2016 9:00 am

All political parties are a mess: coalitions of people with different beliefs, stitched together — like Frankenstein’s monster — into…

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Theresa May: heir to Brown

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Standing outside No. 10, our newly chosen — though not elected — Prime Minister decided to address the country directly.…

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Beware the aides of May! The people who'll really run the new government

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Nick Timothy: agenda setter, guru and champion of ‘ordinary people’

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Labour can't learn from its mistakes. Here's why

14 May 2016 9:00 am

By now, Labour should be rather good at post-defeat inquests. Plenty have been conducted over the years and the drill…

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Zac's campaign is as good as over; Labour will retake London

9 April 2016 9:00 am

The Labour plotters who dream of ousting Jeremy Corbyn had high hopes for the local elections on 5 May. They…

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What Muslims think

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Polls suggesting that they sympathise with terrorists are misleading

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‘Perhaps we needed to tip the whole thing over’: Jon Cruddas on Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Jon Cruddas is still looking for ways to renew his party.They’re unlikely to please his new leader

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Yes, Syrian children need foster homes. But so do British ones

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Pity the refugees, but think of our own abandoned children

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Think Cameron’s small majority will hold him back? Not with his new army of loyalists

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Time was when the Conservatives believed that a small majority — which puts a government at the mercy of backbench…

Labour Leadership Contender Jeremy Corbyn Talks To Supporters In The North West

Labour MPs’ next choice: which leadership coup to back

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn’s close friend Tony Benn had five questions he always asked of those in power: ‘What power have you…

Labour Leadership Candidate Jeremy Corbyn Continues His Welsh Tour

Labour's already running out of time to regain its lost voters

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The Labour leadership contest was supposed to be a debate about the party’s future. Instead it has oscillated between petty…

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Whoever wins the Labour leadership, Blairism is at death’s door

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The exhausted Labour leadership contest takes a bucket-and-spade holiday next week, with all four candidates agreeing to an uneasy truce…

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Meet the Tories’ Welsh Wizard: an interview with Stephen Crabb

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Stephen Crabb, the working-class Welsh Secretary with a fondness for Margaret Thatcher

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Andy Burnham interview: 'I wanted a different approach, because I'm mainstream Labour'

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Andy Burnham on the NHS, ‘mainstream Labour’ and his party’s leadership

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Archbishop John Sentamu on why politicians are like men arguing at a urinal

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Archbishop John Sentamu is not scared to tell off politicians, across the spectrum

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Never mind the general election: Tories are already fighting the Europe referendum

29 November 2014 9:00 am

It is quite normal in British politics for a political party to turn on itself after an election defeat —…

UKIP Prepares For Rochester And Strood By-Election

The Tories are paying the price for their swagger over the Rochester by-election

15 November 2014 9:00 am

In a corner of the Ukip campaign office in Rochester, a light-up orb is spinning, with the words ‘Vote Mark…

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Conservative Anglicans’ emergency plan to escape women bishops

20 September 2014 9:00 am

To escape women bishops, Church of England conservatives are preparing a communion of their own

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How Eurosceptics will squeeze Cameron

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Eurosceptics are sensing a new opportunity

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David Cameron's next big European mistake

30 August 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron loathes European Union summits, and with reason: they seldom go well for him. He has been ambushed by…