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    1. February 2, 2016

      Scottish Labour proposes income tax rise

      The Scottish Labour party has proposed to raise income tax by a penny, as it tries to jump-start its demoralised troops...

    2. February 2, 2016

      Labour figures swap politics for prominent business roles

      The reversal of fortunes for Britain’s left-leaning parties last summer left several former ministers and advisers...

    1. January 29, 2016

      Enfant terrible of hard left learns language of conciliation

      Britain’s shadow chancellor, who once listed “fermenting the overthrow of capitalism” as his hobby in Who’s Who, is...

    2. January 27, 2016

      The Tories should pay heed to Labour leader’s London support base

      The battle to be the next Mayor of London is Jeremy Corbyn’s first major test as leader of the Labour party. After all,...

    3. January 25, 2016

      The UK Labour party’s farewell to the working class

      A jaded town on the Essex riviera is all the UK Independence party has to show for its nearly 4m votes at last year’s...

    4. January 25, 2016

      Internal Labour report slams party’s election strategy

      Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of “burying” an internal Labour report that warned the party was seen as “nice” but also...

    5. January 25, 2016

      Labour ructions echo breakaway of Social Democrats in 1981

      On a chilly January day 35 years ago today, four senior MPs walked out into the street in Limehouse in east London and...

    6. January 23, 2016

      Umunna warns Labour over ethnic minority voters

      Ethnic minority voters are losing faith in the Labour party and shifting their support to the Conservatives at an...

    7. January 21, 2016

      Jeremy Corbyn’s policy chief Neale Coleman quits

      Neale Coleman, who was seen as an experienced and pragmatic voice in Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team, has walked out....

    8. January 20, 2016

      Tories suffer Lords defeat on changes to party funding rules

      A House of Lords committee will be set up to consider changes to party funding after Labour and the Liberal Democrats...

    9. January 20, 2016

      Conservative party outspent Labour in 2015 general election

      The Conservative party outspent Labour by more than a quarter in last year’s general election campaign, according to...

    10. January 19, 2016

      Miliband a key cause of Labour loss

      Labour lost last year’s general election because its leader Ed Miliband was seen as weak and the party was tarnished by...

    11. Westminster Blog

      January 19, 2016

      What the pollsters got right and Labour needs to understand about the 2015 general election

      Today has been something of a post-mortem into the 2015 general election. First, the inquiry into what went wrong with...

    12. January 18, 2016

      Political apathy in the UK is perfectly respectable

      For someone who is quite good at it, David Cameron is not very interested in politics. Britain’s prime minister does...

    13. January 17, 2016

      House of Lords set for showdown over UK union reforms

      Labour and the Liberal Democrats are planning a pincer movement in the House of Lords this week to thwart an attempt by...

    14. January 17, 2016

      Corbyn calls for solidarity strikes to be made legal

      Jeremy Corbyn has called for the legalisation of solidarity strikes, unilateral nuclear disarmament and an...

    15. January 14, 2016

      Labour to release report on election defeat

      Jeremy Corbyn has bowed to pressure and authorised his party to release a report into why it lost the general election...

    16. January 14, 2016

      Corbyn meets resistance to fast-track of Trident review

      Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is on course for a “ferocious bust-up” with his party over Trident after it emerged his...

    17. January 14, 2016

      Jeremy Corbyn’s strategist Seumas Milne in the eye of Labour storm

      In spring, as he addressed a Mayday rally of leftwingers, Seumas Milne called for solidarity with Cuba, Greece,...

    18. January 13, 2016

      UK parliament passes first English-only law

      Constitutional history was made in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening when the Housing and Planning bill was...

    19. January 12, 2016

      Labour in disarray as Trident policy row resurfaces

      Labour is braced for more resignations over the party’s policy on renewing Trident amid growing tensions between...

    20. January 11, 2016

      Labour frontbencher resigns

      Jeremy Corbyn claimed that he was in charge of a “strong shadow cabinet” only for another senior member of his team...

    21. January 10, 2016

      Unite leader Len McCluskey denounces ‘paranoia’ over Labour group

      The leader of Britain’s biggest union has urged Labour MPs to stop being “paranoid” about the activities of Momentum,...

    22. January 8, 2016

      We Tories are all Eurosceptics now

      Some say that Britain’s decision on whether to stay in the EU should rest entirely on economic calculation. Others...

    23. January 7, 2016

      Corbyn fills final gaps in reshuffle

      Jeremy Corbyn finally laid his reshuffle to rest after four days with the appointment of six new junior shadow...

    24. January 7, 2016

      Labour moderates should not serve Corbyn

      After this week, Jeremy Corbyn will not be doubted when he says he wants to change Britain’s Labour party. The...

    25. January 6, 2016

      Labour frontbenchers quit after Jeremy Corbyn reshuffle

      Three members of Labour’s front bench have quit their posts in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle, undermining his...

    26. January 6, 2016

      Corbyn tilts Labour back to unilateralism

      Jeremy Corbyn’s limited first reshuffle on Tuesday night could prove decisive to his quest to return Labour to a...

    27. January 6, 2016

      Emily Thornberry named as shadow defence secretary in Labour reshuffle

      Emily Thornberry, a critic of the Trident nuclear deterrent, has been appointed Labour’s shadow defence secretary in...

    28. January 5, 2016

      Corbyn dallies on reshuffle in ‘night of blunt knives’

      Jeremy Corbyn’s purge of dissident MPs was labelled the “night of the blunt knives” after the Labour leader spent two...

    29. January 5, 2016

      Labour reshuffle: Michael Dugher attacks Corbyn after sacking

      The first casualty to emerge from the UK Labour party’s shadow cabinet reshuffle has launched a sharp attack on leader...

    30. January 4, 2016

      Corbyn’s quandary lies in what to do with Benn in first reshuffle

      Jeremy Corbyn once promised not to lead Labour by “leadership diktat” and said he would “welcome a plurality of views”....

    31. January 4, 2016

      Labour gives limited hope to female pension campaigners

      A major campaign by women born in the 1950s to be compensated for inadequate warning of changes to their state pension...

    32. January 3, 2016

      Corbyn prepares new year Labour reshuffle

      Jeremy Corbyn has been urged by a senior colleague not to turn his party into a “religious cult”, as the Labour leader...

    33. December 31, 2015

      Danczuk suspended from Labour party over text allegations

      The Labour party has suspended Simon Danczuk MP, an outspoken campaigner against child sexual abuse, after allegations...

    34. December 30, 2015

      Year in a word: Edstone

      Noun — A monument to political hubris. Named after the ill-fated carved limestone slab commissioned by former British...

    35. December 29, 2015

      Corbyn says he is ‘enjoying’ life as Labour leader

      Jeremy Corbyn has said he is enjoying life as Labour leader despite the growing tensions within his party, as his...

    36. December 27, 2015

      London’s youth swells Labour ranks

      In Hackney North, the seat of left-winger Diane Abbott, the number of people signed up to the Labour party has...

    37. December 27, 2015

      Labour gains members in London but fades in Scotland

      Labour has attracted 10 times as many new members in London than in Scotland since May’s general election, highlighting...

    38. December 24, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn looks to reshuffle to bring shadow cabinet unity

      Jeremy Corbyn is considering a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet, as the Labour leader next year seeks to avoid the...

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