Labour

Good as it is, the material is highly perishable: Labour of Love reviewed

14 October 2017 9:00 am

  Labour of Love is the new play by James Graham, the poet laureate of politics. We’re in a derelict…

The Tories can only win if their warring tribes unite

16 September 2017 9:00 am

One of the reasons that coalition governments are so unusual in Britain is that both main parties are coalitions themselves.…

What’s Labour going to do with the middle classes?

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Be fair. Theresa May’s plan actually half-worked. No, there was a plan. I know the consensus now seems to be…

The loneliest man at Glastonbury was the one railing against Jeremy Corbyn

1 July 2017 9:00 am

I saw him — the loneliest man at Glastonbury. He was wearing a neon-green Hawaiian shirt, and he was next…

A letter from a Corbynista

1 July 2017 9:00 am

I was never excited about politics – until now

Politics and the English language in 2017

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Politics and the English language in 2017

The Conservatives are being dragged leftwards

13 May 2017 9:00 am

It would be easy to dismiss Jeremy Corbyn’s launch of the Labour party’s election campaign this week on the grounds…

Labour’s election strategy – vote for us and watch us lose

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The crapness of Corbyn’s Labour is a phenomenon. It fascinates me. Frankly, it does my head in. For there is…

Theresa May is fighting a war on two fronts - any mistakes could be fatal

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May is fighting a war on two fronts, and there is no room for mistakes

Philip Hammond’s budget disaster

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Some Budgets are historic, most are boring and a small number can be remembered as a disaster. After just a few months, Philip…

The case for Queen Camilla

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Camilla for Queen Sir: On reading Melanie McDonagh’s argument against there ever being a Queen Camilla (‘Against Queen Camilla’, 25 February),…

I’m starting to think that Brexit will kill Ukip

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Perversity is a much undervalued British trait, much more redolent of our real psyche than queuing, drinking tea or being…

Brexit makes Parliament matter again. Is it ready?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Parliament is the cockpit of the nation, but MPs have been on autopilot rather a lot in the past 40-odd…

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

Vote Leave won the referendum, but it’s losing the government

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Vote Leave was the most successful electoral campaign in British history. Against the opposition of all three political parties, it…

Real politics blossoms outside the conference hall

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Perhaps it’s age, perhaps disillusion, or perhaps party conferences really aren’t what they used to be, but I have struggled…

Is that a bomb in your pocket? Or a Russian spy? Or both?

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Remember how much fun it used to be getting a new phone? I think of a friend a few years…

First Brexit became thinkable. Now it becomes doable

8 October 2016 9:00 am

 Birmingham Checking in to my hotel room on the 18th floor, for the Conservative party conference here, I opened the…

The metropolitan elite must lead the way

1 October 2016 9:00 am

How does one join the Liberal Metro-politan Elite? What should be the qualifications? I must be an LME member because…

Tristram Hunt's diary: where to find hope at Labour conference

24 September 2016 9:00 am

‘Are you here to seek political asylum?’ asked a clever young student after my lecture at the National University of…

What Momentum Kids gets right

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Forgive me if I don’t get too worked up about Momentum Kids. For those who haven’t been following Labour’s internal…

Labour of the negative

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn’s disregard for Parliament is terrible for his party and for our representative democracy

When gamekeepers went from my morning walk, so did the birdlife

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Losing game Sir: Matt Ridley is completely right (‘Don’t grouse about grouse’, 13 August). I am lucky enough to live…

Why do lefties hate my pedigree dog?

30 July 2016 9:00 am

I didn’t expect buying a puppy to provoke such rants from lefty acquaintances

At least Jeremy Corbyn knows what he stands for

16 July 2016 9:00 am

My favourite comment about Angela Eagle came from some unnamed spiteful Corbynista MP who, with reference to her twin sister…