Labour Party

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…

Why the Tories are talking up Labour

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Considering that their party is expected to win by a landslide, the Tory spin doctors sound unusually panicked. They are…

What I expect from Theresa May’s pointless election

22 April 2017 9:00 am

A general election is called and in a matter of hours a neutral and unbiased BBC presenter has likened our…

I come to praise Red Ken, not to bury him

8 April 2017 9:00 am

He’s wrong about Hitler and Zionism, but at least he refuses to play the cynical apology game

Theresa May names date to trigger Brexit under Article 50

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that on 29 March she would send a letter to Donald Tusk, the…

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…