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    1. September 3, 2015

      Handy excuses for why Corbyn ultimately loses, in case he wins

      The widely anticipated victory of hardline left-winger Jeremy Corbyn in Labour’s leadership contest presents a new...

    2. September 3, 2015

      Yvette Cooper’s bold move on refugees belies cautious reputation

      Yvette Cooper has a reputation among Labour MPs for cautious competence: her pitch for Labour leader appeared to be...

    1. September 3, 2015

      A radical and rational plan for a post-crisis Labour party

      Jeremy Corbyn is, we are told, likely to become leader of the UK’s opposition Labour party. This prediction may even...

    2. September 2, 2015

      Academics lash ‘damaging’ Corbynomics

      Jeremy Corbyn’s economic plans are “likely to be highly damaging” and represent thinking that is far from mainstream...

    3. September 2, 2015

      Andy Burnham plans to replace business rates with land tax

      Andy Burnham, the Labour leadership candidate, has called for the abolition of business rates and their replacement...

    4. September 2, 2015

      David Cameron has misjudged Europe’s refugee crisis

      Europe is facing the most serious refugee crisis since the end of the second world war. In response, EU leaders are...

    5. The Exchange

      September 2, 2015

      The French should be watching the antics of the UK's Labour party

      Like François Mitterrand before him, President François Hollande is tacking to the right as the next election...

    6. September 1, 2015

      UK Labour moderates urged to support Jeremy Corbyn if he wins

      Chuka Umunna, shadow business secretary, has urged fellow Labour moderates to support Jeremy Corbyn if he becomes...

    7. August 31, 2015

      The opposition is not David Cameron’s biggest problem

      It must count as one of the easiest assignments ever given to the attack unit of any political party. Tory staffers in...

    8. August 31, 2015

      SNP faces growing pressure to reform unified police force

      Opposition parties are piling pressure on the governing Scottish nationalists to reform Scotland’s two-year-old unified...

    9. August 30, 2015

      The Labour party is too big to fail — just like banks

      Political elites used to maintain power by limiting the franchise for parliamentary elections. It took from 1832 to...

    10. August 30, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn unites Brownites and Blairites in mutual alarm

      Jeremy Corbyn has succeeded where countless others have failed in uniting the Brownites and Blairites after a decade of...

    11. August 30, 2015

      Labour loses ground to Ukip in working-class former heartland

      At Hatfield Main Working Men’s Club, many afternoon drinkers believe the Labour party faces the same fate as the coal...

    12. August 30, 2015

      Ukip gears up for offensive against Labour in northern England

      The UK Independence party is returning to Doncaster this autumn for its annual conference as it seeks to seize ground...

    13. August 28, 2015

      Cut the bloated House of Lords down to size

      None of Britain’s major parties are known to have campaigned on a platform of “More Politicians, Now”. Yet the pace at...

    14. August 27, 2015

      Labour in ‘mortal danger’ if Corbyn wins, warns Mandelson

      Lord Mandelson, one of the founding fathers of the New Labour project, has given warning that a Jeremy Corbyn victory...

    15. August 27, 2015

      The Labour party is in mortal danger

      It would be a sad and possibly final chapter in the British Labour party’s history. If the leadership election that...

    16. August 26, 2015

      New peerages pose questions over expense and credibility of Lords

      A new clutch of 45 peers was appointed on Thursday, mostly from the ranks of former MPs, party advisers and donors —...

    17. August 26, 2015

      How to be hard left without being stupid

      Corbynomics should not be as incoherent as it is. Leftwing economic platforms need not be stupid, but proponents must...

    18. August 26, 2015

      Rail experts point to flaws in women-only train carriages idea

      Critics of Jeremy Corbyn often accuse him of wanting to take Britain back to the 1970s. If he ever pursued the idea of...

    19. August 25, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn poses biggest test for Labour since ‘Gang of 4’

      If Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour leader on September 12 it will be the biggest test of party discipline since the “Gang...

    20. August 25, 2015

      Labour party cuts number allowed to vote in leadership contest

      About 15 per cent of applications to vote in the Labour leadership contest were struck off because they were from...

    21. August 24, 2015

      Umunna calls for calm after Prescott attacks

      Chuka Umunna has called for “calm” after Lord Prescott accused him and his Labour party colleague Tristram Hunt of...

    22. August 24, 2015

      Cameron’s plan for Syria air strikes under threat if Corbyn wins

      David Cameron is unlikely to push ahead with UK air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria if Jeremy Corbyn wins...

    23. August 24, 2015

      It’s as simple as it seems: Corbyn spells disaster for Labour

      Sometimes things are as simple as they seem. There is no profit in searching for complexity or perverse consequences in...

    24. August 24, 2015

      ‘Corbyn-mania’ lifts Sadiq Khan in London race

      The betting odds for Sadiq Khan to become Labour’s mayoral candidate have sharply narrowed after a huge influx of new...

    25. The Exchange

      August 24, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn's 'people's QE' scheme misses the point

      Jeremy Corbyn’s “people’s QE” scheme has been widely discussed in the media. In fact, the key policy of the UK’s...

    26. August 23, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn targets ‘ludicrous’ pay and Murdoch’s media empire

      Jeremy Corbyn, the hard-left frontrunner to lead the UK’s opposition Labour party, has attacked “ludicrous” corporate...

    27. August 23, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn: ‘There is a thirst for debate in the party’

      The following quotes are excerpts from a wide-ranging interview with Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North since 1983...

    28. August 23, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn says Labour will pull together if he becomes leader

      A man who has spent decades on the fringes of Labour as an idealist rebel and campaigner appears poised to seize...

    29. August 21, 2015

      Labour’s Corbyn arouses strong views in UK’s most average town

      David Hunt, taking his border collie for a walk beneath the office blocks of Swindon town centre, describes himself as...

    30. August 20, 2015

      Labour ‘purge’ catches friend and foe alike

      Labour is facing questions about its vetting procedures after several supporters said they had been unfairly barred...

    31. August 19, 2015

      Spotlight falls on Corbyn’s foreign policies

      At a campaign rally for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn began with a lengthy description of his meeting with...

    32. August 18, 2015

      Hard-left unions weigh return to Corbyn-led Labour

      The prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn victory looks set to herald the return of some hard-left union leaders to the Labour...

    33. August 18, 2015

      ‘Corbyn-mania’ shows no signs of abating

      Jeremy Corbyn has signed up 10,000 volunteers for his leadership campaign — more than the three rival campaigns put...

    34. August 18, 2015

      Blairites blame Ed Miliband for Labour shift to left

      One senior figure has stayed silent amid the increasingly acrimonious race to run the Labour party: Ed Miliband, the...

    35. August 17, 2015

      Marx was wrong — politics is Darwinian

      Leadership is to politics what productivity is to economics: not quite the only thing that matters but almost. A party...

    36. August 17, 2015

      Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn pledge to work together

      Andy Burnham has reaffirmed his respect for Jeremy Corbyn as part of continued efforts to win over left-leaning voters...

    37. August 16, 2015

      Scottish Labour’s new leader Kezia Dugdale faces tough fight

      The election of Scottish Labour’s sixth leader in eight years offers a fresh start to the battered party. But Kezia...

    38. August 16, 2015

      Brown makes veiled plea to reject Corbyn

      Gordon Brown has issued a thinly veiled appeal for the Labour party to resist the temptation to elect committed...

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