Labour

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…

Why I lie about voting Leave

2 July 2016 9:00 am

There are lies, damned lies and pretending to back Remain. I lie because I am a coward. I hug friends…

Who do Remain have left — the Queen, perhaps?

18 June 2016 9:00 am

The Remain campaign takes as its model the ‘No’ one in the 2014 Scottish referendum. First and last — hence…

Labour must stop feeling repulsed by the idea of Englishness

21 May 2016 9:00 am

My party needs to stop being scared of patriotism

How Cameron and Osborne lost so much of their party

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Why have David Cameron and George Osborne overreached? Why are so many in their own party no longer disposed to…

Emma Thompson’s wrong about the EU and cake

20 February 2016 9:00 am

At first glance, Emma Thompson’s intervention in the Brexit debate earlier this week didn’t make much sense. Asked at the…

Tony Blair: What I got right – and Labour now is getting wrong

12 December 2015 9:00 am

And what the Labour party is now getting wrong

It's not Tory vs Labour; it's the party of government v the party of protest

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Political party conferences have, in recent years, felt like an empty ritual. They used to be convened in seaside towns,…

The Tories must move quickly to recruit ex-Labour voters. Here's how

19 September 2015 8:00 am

David Cameron might not be remembered as the best prime minister in modern British history but he will probably be…