Labour Party

How to cope with unsold tickets and empty halls: my advice to Owen Jones

9 June 2018 9:00 am

My heart goes out to Owen Jones. The left-wing journalist is one of the headliners at a Labour party fund-raiser…

The origins of Labour’s racism

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Another word which has gained a new meaning in the present decade, along with ‘vulnerable’ and ‘diverse’: survivor. Once it…

Women come last in Labour’s deranged victim hierarchy

27 January 2018 9:00 am

I wonder if we are about to see a mass resignation of women from Labour, furious at the party’s collapse…

Jeremy Corbyn’s takeover is complete – and the Tories are terrified

20 January 2018 9:00 am

For Jeremy Corbyn and his allies, there has been no far-left takeover of the Labour party or its governing National…

‘I’ll eat you alive’ - Angela Rayner interview

6 January 2018 9:00 am

The shadow education minister on how teenage motherhood shaped her politics

Order, order! In the Commons, you are where you sit

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Parliament-watchers discern plenty about your political leanings from where you park your posterior

‘The first 100 days will be radical’ – John McDonnell on the Corbyn coup and its consequences

9 December 2017 9:00 am

John McDonnell looks exhausted, slumped in his parliamentary office chair. Nobody said the revolution would be easy. Do he and…

Meet Emma Dent Coad, Kensington’s class warrior

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Emma Dent Coad’s first half-year in Parliament has been dramatic enough for a whole career

Would your finances survive Corbygeddon?

2 December 2017 9:00 am

How to ready your assets in time for a Corbyn government

Gordon Brown’s memoirs show he is good at blowing his own trumpet – but nothing else

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Gordon Brown has pitched his memoirs as the honest confessions of a decent man. He failed to win the one…

Guess who’s coming to dinner: Timothy Spall (Bill), Cillian Murphy (Tom), Emily Mortimer (Jinny) and Patricia Clarkson (April) in Sally Potter’s The Party

Half the length of Blade Runner 2049 and 676 times as entertaining: The Party reviewed

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Sally Potter’s The Party, which unfolds in real time during a politician’s soirée to celebrate her promotion, is just 71…

The Tories are giving Jeremy Corbyn a clear run at No 10

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Paralysed by Brexit divisions, the Tories risk handing Britain to the hard left

Is this Britain’s bossiest village?

15 July 2017 9:00 am

‘What do you think it means?’ I asked the builder boyfriend as we stood in front of the sign. A…

Jeremy Corbyn represents change – and for many, that’s enough

1 July 2017 9:00 am

He represents change, and that’s enough

Labour’s Game of Thrones

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The power play to decide who eventually succeeds Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader will be complicated and ruthless. Who will win the battle for the party’s Iron Throne?

All hail Comrade Corbyn – I recognise greatness when I see it

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Comrades. I’m going to tell you why I think Jeremy Corbyn is the right person to lead this country. First…

This is the worst Tory election campaign ever

27 May 2017 9:00 am

I am trying to remember if there was ever a worse Conservative election campaign than this current dog’s breakfast —…

Does Donald Trump have dementia?

20 May 2017 9:00 am

On the heels of the Today programme’s invitation to discuss ‘cultural appropriation’ (again), the New York Times reported the disheartening…

Who’s to blame for Jeremy Corbyn? Step forward, Tony Blair

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Alastair Campbell once famously punched the Guardian’s Michael White in the face. A commendable thing to do, undoubtedly, as Mr…

‘Our children are horrified’: on the campaign doorstep in Wrexham

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Meet the lifelong Labour voters who are turning to the Tories

Whether you look at leaders or voters, Labour is now the stupidest party

20 May 2017 9:00 am

John Stuart Mill is usually credited as the person who first called the Conservatives ‘the stupid party’, but that isn’t…

Theresa May has both luck and skill on her side in this election campaign

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Normally, the first anniversary of a prime minister taking office is the occasion for a lot of opinion polls and…

Diane’s grey matter and Labour’s sticky votes

6 May 2017 9:00 am

I awoke the other morning to hear Diane Abbott’s brains leaking out of her ears and all over the carpet…

Never mind the general election – Corbynism isn’t going away

6 May 2017 9:00 am

General elections are meant to produce a government and an opposition — ideally, a decent version of both. It is…

Jeremy Corbyn banks on his holiday promise

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, cheered the United Kingdom by promising four new bank holidays for the whole country…