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    1. 14 hours ago

      London mayor Sadiq Khan appoints top team

      Sadiq Khan, London’s new mayor, has appointed his top team at City Hall, putting Lord Andrew Adonis in charge of the...

    2. Westminster Blog

      May 24, 2016

      Why do some Corbynistas favour Brexit?

      Hundreds of trade unionists from across Europe will descend upon Paris on May 28 for a rally in support of Brexit: by...

    1. May 20, 2016

      Immigration worries leave Labour divided on Europe

      As a maverick MP Jeremy Corbyn called for Britain to leave the Common Market in 1975 and voted against the Maastricht...

    2. May 20, 2016

      The snobbery problem of the UK Labour party

      It is clear, judging by recent events, that the Labour party has a problem. And it is not just anti-Semitism. The...

    3. May 18, 2016

      Burnham to run for Manchester mayor

      Andy Burnham has entered the race for elected mayor of Greater Manchester, suggesting centrist Labour figures believe...

    4. May 17, 2016

      McDonnell appeals to young Labour voters to reject Brexit

      John McDonnell will make an appeal to young Labour voters to vote to stay in the EU in a keynote speech at the Trades...

    5. May 16, 2016

      Jeremy Corbyn’s reluctant man in the City

      In his quest to win over the City of London — or at least start a dialogue — Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      May 16, 2016

      Khan campaigns on home turf

      Sadiq Khan, the new Mayor of London waves to a member of the public as he campaigns outside Tooting Broadway...

    7. May 13, 2016

      An imperfect BBC is baked into the British psyche

      To comprehend David Cameron’s world view, and to understand why he has just ducked a fight over the future of the BBC,...

    8. May 11, 2016

      Cameron steers clear of head-to-head Johnson debate

      The prospect of a televised EU debate between David Cameron and Boris Johnson has dwindled, after Downing Street...

    9. May 11, 2016

      Sadiq Khan offers new role model for young European Muslims

      As London was voting in its first Muslim mayor, I was at a conference in Florence speaking about the radicalisation of...

    10. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Irish Labour Party head Burton to resign

      The fall-out from Ireland’s inconclusive general election has claimed its first significant political scalp after the...

    11. May 10, 2016

      West’s political turmoil has been years in the making

      Gordon Brown’s exchange with Gillian Duffy on the streets of Rochdale was a defining moment in the UK’s 2010 general...

    12. May 10, 2016

      Labour’s Alan Johnson brands Brexiteers ‘extremist’

      Alan Johnson has prompted a backlash from Eurosceptics after branding Leave campaigners “extremist” and “not rational”...

    13. May 8, 2016

      Labour needs a positive path out of political irrelevance

      We hung on,” was the bullish response of Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, to the local election results. But...

    14. May 8, 2016

      Sadiq Khan’s capital plan for London: from pledges to policy

      Sadiq Khan has distanced himself from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying the party needs to be a “big tent” if it is...

    15. May 7, 2016

      Victory for Sadiq Khan highlights tolerant face of London

      London elected a Muslim mayor on Friday, in a remarkable triumph over the racial and religious tensions that have...

    16. May 6, 2016

      Sadiq Khan — London’s new mayor

      Sadiq Khan has become the first Muslim mayor of London, confirming the capital as one of the most liberal and secular...

    17. May 6, 2016

      UK elections leave Labour down, but not out

      Superficially, election night was not as bad as Labour had feared. But Jeremy Corbyn’s assessment was still grim: “We...

    18. May 6, 2016

      UK local elections keep pressure on Corbyn

      Jeremy Corbyn’s allies pleaded for him to be given more time to prove himself after a night of poor election results...

    19. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Khan leading in London mayoral vote count

      Labour party candidate Sadiq Khan is leading the pack as votes are counted for the position of London mayor. At pixel...

    20. May 6, 2016

      SNP wins third term but Tories gain ground in Scotland

      The Scottish National party has won a third term in power but narrowly lost its parliamentary majority, while the...

    21. May 6, 2016

      Labour holds seat in Sheffield by-election

      Labour has held Sheffield Hillsborough and Brightside in a by-election. With a low turnout of 33.2 per cent, Gill...

    22. May 6, 2016

      UK election results deepen Labour predicament

      Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday blithely predicted that his party was not going to lose any council seats in his first big...

    23. May 6, 2016

      Sadiq Khan and Ruth Davidson emerge as political stars

      David Cameron has emerged from local and devolved elections on Thursday with most of what he wanted. The prime minister...

    24. May 6, 2016

      Labour’s local election results are good news for the Tories

      It was expected to be a far worse election night for the Labour party. The suggestion that it was going to lose...

    25. May 4, 2016

      Scottish Tories set to beat Labour, Davidson claims

      The Conservatives have their “nose in front” in the race to be Scotland’s largest opposition group, the party’s leader...

    26. May 4, 2016

      UK local elections - what is at stake on May 5?

      Q: What elections are taking place on Thursday? A: There are polls for the Scottish government; the Welsh and Northern...

    27. May 3, 2016

      Labour keep it local in Dudley in wake of leader’s woes

      Jeremy Corbyn is vowing to fight off any challenge to his leadership, defying those who predict that Labour losses in...

    28. May 3, 2016

      London mayor candidate Sadiq Khan faces anti-Semitism question

      Sadiq Khan should be on course to be the next mayor of London. Throughout this year, the Labour party candidate has...

    29. May 2, 2016

      The worst for Labour is yet to come

      A gentle reminder: many Britons have no idea what “Zionism” or “anti-Semitism” mean. Some will think Israel is an Arab...

    30. April 30, 2016

      Ken Livingstone refuses to withdraw comments about Hitler and Jews

      Ken Livingstone has blamed “embittered Blairites” for “whipping up” controversy over the Labour party’s position on...

    31. April 29, 2016

      Labour launches anti-Semitism inquiry

      Labour has launched an inquiry into anti-Semitism within the party after days of rows on racism, an issue that is...

    32. April 29, 2016

      To tackle anti-Semitism, Labour needs action as well as emotion

      It was one of the most fraught and passion-filled days in British politics of recent times. Ken Livingstone, the former...

    33. April 28, 2016

      Corbyn under pressure to stamp out Labour party anti-Semitism

      Jeremy Corbyn is under mounting pressure to stamp out anti-Semitism in the Labour party, after former London mayor Ken...

    34. April 28, 2016

      Corbyn allies fear his enemies will exploit anti-Semitism row

      It was the most vivid symptom of the poison that has been running through the party for months: the Labour MP John Mann...

    35. April 28, 2016

      How Jeremy Corbyn turned me into a political Jew

      This column is by way of an apology to Sadiq Khan. The Labour MP is the favourite to be the next mayor of London; he...

    36. April 28, 2016

      UK Labour party suspends former London mayor in anti-Semitism row

      The anti-Semitism row in Britain’s opposition Labour party intensified on Thursday with the suspension of the former...

    37. April 28, 2016

      Sadiq Khan camp wary of taking London mayor poll lead for granted

      One week before London votes for a new mayor, Sadiq Khan’s campaign is not taking for granted its commanding lead in...

    38. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Ken Livingstone suspended in anti-Semitism row

      Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour Party pending an investigation “for bringing the Party into...

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