Labour Party

What kind of life-form boasts that it can ‘speak human’?

20 June 2015 9:00 am

The next Labour leader will have to be able to speak human, said a piece in the Observer. This, it…

Labour’s campaign was fine. It’s the party that Britain rejected

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Patrick Wintour is one of the best political editors around. For the Guardian he’s been for decades a cool and…

The secret heart of London conservatism…

6 June 2015 9:00 am

There is a dive near St James’s which could claim to be the epicentre of international reaction. It is also…

Why is Len McCluskey paying Carter-Ruck to threaten me?

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Unite’s leader splashes out on legal threats because he knows his cause is in trouble

Why I still have a deep attachment to the BBC

16 May 2015 9:00 am

After I failed my O-levels and decided to leave school, my father suggested I go to Israel to work on…

The Tories have survived a near-death experience. But they’re not home yet

18 April 2015 9:00 am

At 5.45 a.m. Lynton Crosby holds the first meeting of the day at Conservative campaign HQ. The aim is to…

Left-wing populism is on the rise - and may take Ed Miliband to No10

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Would-be leaders of the left are harnessing the mood of angry populism

How Ed Miliband lost the Jewish vote

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Labour’s leader would be the first Jewish prime minister since Disraeli – so how has he alienated so many Jewish voters?

Ed Miliband could still win. Here’s what would happen next

11 April 2015 9:00 am

He could still win. Here’s what happens if he does

Comforting domesticity: Alan Johnson with his stepdaughter Natalie and daughter Emma

Boy, can Alan Johnson write

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Alan Johnson’s first volume of memoirs, This Boy, is still in the bestsellers’ list, but the Stakhanovite postman has made…

How Wales was betrayed by its (Labour) government.

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Devolution has left my country with catastrophic misgovernment

Ed Miliband’s problem isn’t his image. It’s us

28 June 2014 9:00 am

That bacon bap earlier this month was not the cause of Ed Miliband’s unpopularity. Ed Miliband’s unpopularity was the cause…

Nigel Farage is becoming a moderniser

7 June 2014 9:00 am

There are many words that you might associate with Nigel Farage, but moderniser probably isn’t one. Yet the Ukip leader…

Was Roy Jenkins the greatest prime minister we never had?

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Roy Jenkins may have been snobbish and self-indulgent, but he was also a visionary and man of principle who would have made a good prime minister, says Philip Ziegler

I’m scared to admit to being a Tory in today’s C of E

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Believe me, it’s not easy to be a Tory in today’s C of E

The quango state: how the left still runs Britain

8 February 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron’s government continues to subsidise its critics

The Revd Paul Flowers ticked all the right 'progressive' boxes — that's why he could get away with anything

23 November 2013 9:00 am

The Paul Flowers scandal says much about social and political priorities of modern Britain

George Orwell's doublethink

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The inventor of ‘doublethink’ was consistently inconsistent  in his own political views, says A.N. Wilson. And no fun at all

I was Ralph Miliband's research assistant, and this is what he was like

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Memories of being Ralph Miliband’s research assistant