Labour

Labour thinks that its trump card is Trump

9 November 2019 9:00 am

On Wednesday morning, I was hoisted into the air of Whitehall on a cherry-picker. A century ago the proto-Cenotaph appeared…

Caroline Flint: why I'm backing this Brexit deal

26 October 2019 9:00 am

An interview with Labour's unlikely Brexit renegade

John McDonnell is taking back control

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Over the past few weeks, rumours have swirled in Westminster that the Labour party has acquired a new leader —…

Portrait of the week: A Supreme Court ruling, Labour’s messy conference and Donald Trump’s ‘impeachment’

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Home Eleven justices of the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that in advising the Queen to prorogue parliament ‘the Prime Minister’s…

Abolish private schools? Bring it on!

28 September 2019 9:00 am

I cannot recall a week in which Britain’s private schools have received better PR. The Labour party has pledged to…

When it comes to Brexit, everything that can be tried will always fail

7 September 2019 9:00 am

It is all beginning to feel like the closing scenes of the 1980 spoof comedy film Airplane! In particular the…

By taking on grouse-shooting, Labour is risking rural jobs

17 August 2019 9:00 am

The Glorious Twelfth this year, signalling the start of the grouse-shooting season, was overshadowed by a Labour party press release…

Is Jeremy Corbyn finally on the way out?

20 July 2019 9:00 am

The Labour leader may about to be floored

The Tories can profit from Labour panic

13 July 2019 9:00 am

In some alternative universe the Labour party, as under Tony Blair in the mid 1990s, is busily preparing for government,…

What would a Corbyn victory mean for me?

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Until now, I haven’t been too worried about Jeremy Corbyn. True, he exceeded expectations two years ago, but that was…

Portrait of the week: Resignations galore, Honda’s announcement and Islamic State’s brides

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Home Seven MPs resigned from the Labour party and sat in the Commons (next to the DUP) as the Independent…

Letters: the history of centrist parties does not bode well for the ‘breakaway seven’

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The breakaway seven Sir: ‘In both parties there are fools at one end and crackpots at the other, but the…

Westminster's splitting headache: who will quit next?

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Team Corbyn is concerned – and rightly so

Roy Jenkins at an SDP conference in 1986 (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

There's space for a new party in Britain, but not for another SDP

23 February 2019 9:00 am

I was 17 when the Labour party last split, in January 1981, and for a variety of reasons got quite…

Jess Phillips's diary

16 February 2019 9:00 am

‘You OK?’ was the message I sent to Luciana Berger last week. As I scroll back through our previous WhatsApp…

The Corbyn crack-up

16 February 2019 9:00 am

The Labour leader’s personality cult is on the verge of disintegrating

It’s not communist buildings that are bleak – it’s capitalist budget hotel chains

19 January 2019 9:00 am

A few of us on the Labour left decide to see if it is possible to conjure, from nowhere, a…

Carl Mullaney as a charismatic Dame in Lyric Hammersmith's Dick Whittington. [Photo: Tristram Kenton]

Lyric Theatre’s Dick Whittington is the opposite of festive garbage

8 December 2018 9:00 am

One of the biggest stars of the 1970s was the professional lard-bucket Mick McManus, who plied his trade as an…

J.K. Rowling and the darkness on the left

29 September 2018 9:00 am

You rarely come across a character in modern literature like Jimmy Knight. He’s a racist, but that’s not what makes…

How John McDonnell wooed Mumsnet

22 September 2018 9:00 am

As so often these days, if you want real political insight, go to Mumsnet. In a web chat there today,…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May goes to Africa, Labour accused of anti-Semitism (again) and John McCain dies

1 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, flew off to South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria accompanied by a trade delegation. In…

Letters: The mishandled burka outrage has made it more likely that Boris will be PM

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Boris mishandled Sir: Your editorial ‘Bravo Boris’ (11 August) suggests that the treatment meted out to Boris Johnson by the Prime…

Bigots of the world, unite!

4 August 2018 9:00 am

If Jews would get out of Israel and also stop drinking the blood of gentile children, perhaps the rest of…

John McDonnell might soon regret handing out copies of Cicero

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has given all his cabinet a copy of Cicero’s advice on how to win arguments. This…

Marxism didn’t die. It’s alive and well and living among us

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Marxism didn’t die. It is alive and well and living among us