Labour Party

The Labour party has turned into a political bed-blocker

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Just as it seems that Labour has reached the bottom of the abyss, Jeremy Corbyn and his party somehow manage…

The lies we tell ourselves about the NHS

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The language of the left is a truly transformative grammar, so I suppose Noam Chomsky would heartily approve. There are…

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…

Everyone loves Sadiq Khan – except those who really know

26 November 2016 9:00 am

London’s mayor rides high in the polls, but City Hall is less impressed

Greece is the word for Paul Mason and Labour

3 November 2016 9:00 am

After years keeping his radical politics off the air, TV journalist Paul Mason aims to turn Corbyn’s Labour into a Syriza-style mass movement. By Alex Wickham

Theresa May's missing opposition

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Oppositions don’t win elections — governments lose them. This has long been the Westminster wisdom. But the truth is that…

The secret of Theresa May’s success? She’s Blue Labour at heart

15 October 2016 9:00 am

I never really agreed with the central-thesis of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — that ‘42’ is the answer…

Advice for Jeremy Corbyn from the emperor Augustus

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected leader of the Labour party not by MPs but by his teenage ‘fans’ in Momentum.…

Letters: like Labour, the Tories will desert the centre ground

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Ground zero Sir: James Forsyth looks for hope for moderates within the Labour party and finds none (‘The party’s over’,…

A broad-left anti-Tory pact will never work. Here’s why

1 October 2016 9:00 am

I appeared on Radio 4 with Shirley Williams recently and as we were leaving I asked her if she thought…

Corbyn has won - again. This could be the end of the Labour party

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Those of us on the left should imagine how our political rivals felt when watching Jeremy Corbyn’s latest victory speech. English…

After Corbyn's triumph, Labour's real civil war will begin

24 September 2016 9:00 am

A second Corbyn triumph makes a hard-left takeover of Labour unstoppable

The Limb of Limehouse, from Punch, 1932

Citizen Clem is the biography of a national figure not a Labour man

24 September 2016 9:00 am

History teaches no lessons but we insist on trying to learn from it. There is no political party more sentimental…

Letting the hard left of the leash

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Jon Lansman is the surprisingly well-heeled head of Momentum, a movement that won’t rest until every moderate has been chased out of the Labour party. By Alex Wickham

Want to know what’s happened to Labour? Study parasites

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Labour is dying like a cockroach attacked by an emerald jewel wasp

Is Boris without a philosophy? No, he’s worse than that

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Against Boris Sir: In discussing my attitude to Boris (‘The Boris-bashers should be ashamed’, 27 August), Mary Wakefield is too kind —…

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…

Take it from an ex-Trot: Labour needn’t worry about Trotskyists

20 August 2016 9:00 am

How strange it is that an obscure Tsarist prison warder in Odessa is commemorated forever in thousands of tiny, irritable…

The honour that truly stinks came from Corbyn

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Another honours list comes and goes and yet again my name is not on it. I don’t think either the…

Can anyone lead the hopelessly divided Labour party?

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Westminster prefers to concentrate on one drama at a time. That is why the old rule of thumb was that…

Ancient and modern: Corbyn’s Labour is stuck in Plato’s cave

30 July 2016 9:00 am

Wrapped in his fantasy world of a Labour party ruling the country in accordance with the diktats of those of…

The left's history of foolishness

30 July 2016 9:00 am

The left will always tear itself apart rather than face its true foes

Labour’s last good idea: hold floating voters to ransom

23 July 2016 9:00 am

In order to become a ‘registered supporter’ of the Labour party, you first have to disclose whether you’re a member…

Six curious things about Theresa May

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Nuggets on May Some trivia about Theresa May — At 59, she is the oldest new prime minister since Jim…

The Delphic Oracle’s advice for Jeremy Corbyn

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Inscribed in the forecourt of the temple of Apollo in Delphi were the famous words gnôthi sauton (‘know yourself’) and…