Labour

Starmer won't talk about sex and gender. That's a problem

29 March 2022 3:10 am

Sir Keir Starmer doesn’t want to talk about penises. He’s going to have to do it anyway, and he’s not…

The uncertain future of the Equality Act

14 March 2022 9:17 am

Sir Keir Starmer’s interpretation of the Equality Act has caused something of a stir. The Labour leader cited the Brown-era…

Keir Starmer’s gender identity muddle

13 March 2022 10:36 pm

If you needed any sign that the Labour party is still deeply confused about gender identity and sex, look no…

Will Prince Andrew fuel a republican boom?

16 February 2022 10:06 pm

So that’s then. After years of claims and counter-claims, Prince Andrew has settled with Virginia Giuffre for an eight-figure sum…

Labour MP demands 'free movement for all'

29 December 2021 8:50 pm

New year, old Labour. As 2021 draws to a close and Keir Starmer’s managers seek to establish Labour as A…

The sex work divide in British politics

15 December 2021 5:09 am

They seem like completely unrelated questions: ‘Is sex work real work?, and ‘Who will replace Yvette Cooper as chair of…

The sleaze row isn't finished yet

15 November 2021 10:28 pm

Number 10 will have been relieved that the weekend did not bring new stories about Conservative MPs raking in lots…

Jess Phillips and Labour’s ongoing women problem

9 November 2021 11:31 pm

Last week, Intelligence Squared put on a debate called ‘Is Labour unelectable?’ Unsurprisingly, Labour MP Jess Phillips spoke against the motion…

Keir Starmer and the agony of the Corbynistas

2 October 2021 11:53 am

Carole Vincent briefly became the unexpected poster girl of Labour’s remaining Corbynites when she heckled Keir Starmer during his leader’s…

Was Labour conference a success for Starmer?

30 September 2021 6:20 pm

There is relief in the opposition leader’s office this morning following a broadly warm reception to Keir Starmer’s speech at…

Labour’s bid to lose the next election has begun

30 September 2021 7:22 am

Sir Keir stamped the Labour conference with his personality today. And the mark he left was very bland, vague and…

Labour’s Scottish problem isn’t going away

29 September 2021 8:11 pm

Certain questions are eternal and many of them are correspondingly dreary too. ‘How should Labour deal with the SNP?’ and…

How the far left killed itself

29 September 2021 7:22 am

The Labour right is as happy as I have seen it in a decade. It thinks it has its party…

The trouble with 'Angiemania'

29 September 2021 2:39 am

The most annoying thing about Angela Rayner’s branding of the Tories as ‘scum’ was not that it offended some Tories,…

Starmer is missing a major trick

28 September 2021 10:50 pm

Labour’s party conference slogan is ‘stronger future together’. It’s sufficiently anodyne that despite it being emblazoned all over a massive…

Andy McDonald's resignation spells trouble for Starmer

28 September 2021 2:39 am

Andy McDonald has resigned from Labour’s shadow cabinet after Keir Starmer refused to back raising the Minimum Wage to £15…

The flaw in Labour's economic attacks

28 September 2021 12:05 am

Labour avidly disagrees with the Tories’ plan to fill budget gaps by hiking National Insurance. So what would they do…

No, Keir, trans women like me do not have cervixes

27 September 2021 7:05 pm

Andrew Marr’s question was simple and straightforward, ‘[Is] someone who thinks that only women have a cervix welcome in the…

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…

How Labour wins

26 September 2021 6:13 am

Labour can win the next election. The winds that blew apart their electoral coalition in 2019 can change in their…

Starmer's essay is gold dust for Boris

25 September 2021 3:30 pm

Keir Starmer’s incredible shrinking pamphlet was initially said to run to 14,000 words, then 13,000, then 12,500 and now 11,000…

Keir Starmer’s essay is a cliché-ridden disaster

23 September 2021 9:48 pm

Many years ago, a tabloid newspaper played an unkind prank on the author of a very long and much talked-about…

Keir Starmer: my vision for the future of the Labour party

23 September 2021 7:00 pm

Below is the full text of Keir Starmer’s essay, published by the Fabian Society, on his vision for the Labour…

Starmer's shameful silence on the Rosie Duffield trans row

21 September 2021 3:45 pm

One of the most shocking images from the Corbyn years of the Labour party was Luciana Berger flanked by police…

Boris and Priti can't blame France for the Channel migrant crisis

7 September 2021 9:17 pm

The sun is beating down again, the waves are less choppy in the English Channel and the small boats full…