Labour Party

Why scrapping business rates is a bright idea

2 October 2021 9:00 am

A worthwhile policy proposal amid the Labour conference dogfight? Now there’s a surprise. But shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves’s scheme to…

Portrait of the week: Petrol panic, Labour’s meltdown and China’s crypto crackdown

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Home The crisis of the week was a shortage of fuel at garages. ‘There is no need for people to…

Its own opposition: Labour’s conference was all about in-fighting

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Labour’s conference was all about in-fighting

Labour has gone back to 1983

2 October 2021 9:00 am

One day quite soon someone at a petrol pump is going to get a tyre iron wrapped around their head.…

The tactics of victimhood

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Late last week the Labour deputy leader was the subject of a glowing profile in the Times. The piece described…

Starmer secures a narrow victory against the left

27 September 2021 7:07 am

Keir Starmer this evening managed to scrape through his reforms to how Labour elects its leader. The victory follows a…

Will this be Keir Starmer’s Kinnock moment?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Next week, when Keir Starmer appears on stage at Labour conference in Brighton, it will be the first time he…

Rosie Duffield’s treatment brings shame on the Labour party

12 September 2021 4:41 pm

News that Rosie Duffield will be missing the Labour Party conference over threats to her personal security brings to a…

The political power of Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown

11 September 2021 9:00 am

There is a rather sweet moment in the middle of each Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown show where, after some magnificently obscene…

Portrait of the week: Masks to be dropped, John Lewis builds houses and Russia lays claim to champagne

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, said that if a review of coronavirus restrictions on 12 July allowed, then on…

Keir Starmer’s days are numbered

26 June 2021 9:00 am

I think Keir’s had it. This may not discomfort you terribly, I know. Still less the fact that Labour will…

Portrait of the week: A bombshell by-election, Scotland bans Mancunians and China staffs its space station

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Home The government contemplated its promised Planning Bill, blamed for contributing to the astonishing victory for the Liberal Democrat Sarah…

Life is about to get harder for Boris Johnson

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Covid restrictions are meant to end on 19 July. But parliament will not return to normal until September. The Commons…

Why I spoilt my ballot paper

15 May 2021 9:00 am

The headline ‘Government to allow people to hug’ one might have expected to hear on early evening news bulletins in…

Portrait of the week: Scotland votes, Queen speaks and Israel-Palestine crisis escalates

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Home A new complexion of British politics was revealed by the capture of Hartlepool by Jill Mortimer for the Conservatives…

Keir Starmer isn’t Labour’s biggest problem

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Keir Starmer has turned a drama into a crisis. The local elections were always going to be difficult for Labour.…

Momentum's cunning plan would keep the Tories in power forever

11 April 2021 3:45 pm

Momentum, the Labour campaign group dedicated to keeping Corbynism alive, this week demanded that Keir Starmer commit to introducing a…

Starmer’s long game: party repair comes before opposition politics

20 March 2021 9:00 am

There’s logic behind the Labour leader’s approach

Letters: Labour’s left vs left struggle

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Left vs left Sir: Your leading article (‘Comfort spending’, 28 November) makes the classic mistake about modern politics which prevents…

Left behind: how Labour betrayed its base

28 November 2020 9:00 am

How Labour betrayed its base

Soft-left squatters have taken over the Lib Dems

28 November 2020 9:00 am

I was never afraid of Jeremy Corbyn, never afraid of Momentum. I’ve never really feared Britain’s hard left at all.…

The dangers of censoring anti-vaxxers

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Earlier this week, the Labour party wrote to the government urging it to bring forward legislation so that social media…

How Keir Starmer has reshaped Labour

4 July 2020 9:00 am

For the first time in 13 years, the public, when polled, think a Labour leader would make the best prime…

The left-wing case for Keir Starmer

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Do you remember where you were when the BBC showed a rerun of Bowie’s Glastonbury set? When we ask each…

Liberal fears are contagious

23 May 2020 9:00 am

It has become a commonplace among social psychologists that one of the characteristics that unites conservatives is our sensitivity to…