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      Burnham criticises ‘frightened’ Labour for lack of radicalism

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    1. July 26, 2015

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      The Labour party has insisted it will press ahead with its leadership contest, in spite of claims that left winger...

    2. July 23, 2015

      Corbyn and Trump are two of a kind

      Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn should get together. Mr Trump wants to grab the Republican presidential nomination from...

    3. July 23, 2015

      Trump dalliance reveals the darkest political fantasies

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    4. July 23, 2015

      Leftwing outsider Jeremy Corbyn moves to Labour’s centre stage

      Jim Pickard, Chief Political Correspondent Jeremy Corbyn is enjoying the limelight. Dismissed by senior colleagues for...

    5. July 22, 2015

      YouGov poll that puts Corbyn on course to lead Labour stuns MPs

      Pollsters are supposedly out of favour after failing to foresee the Tory election victory on May 7. But a YouGov poll...

    6. July 22, 2015

      Corbyn taken aback by support for him to become Labour leader

      When Jeremy Corbyn joined the race to become the next Labour leader he did not exude confidence about his prospects,...

    7. July 22, 2015

      Blair warns Labour not to veer to the left in attack on Corbyn

      Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair has launched an attack on Jeremy Corbyn, the rising leftwing leadership...

    8. July 21, 2015

      Welfare vote highlights Labour’s leadership woes

      When Labour awoke to its biggest electoral defeat for a generation in May, some senior figures begged for the contest...

    9. July 20, 2015

      Labour rebels defy party line on welfare vote

      A fifth of Labour MPs voted against their party’s official position on welfare on Monday night in a vote that exposed...

    10. July 20, 2015

      Parties join to build foundations of Yes to Europe campaign

      Three figures from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties are working together to set up the foundations...

    11. July 20, 2015

      How the British left fell out of love with Europe

      In the art of talking left and steering right, Jacques Delors was a virtuoso. The Socialist finance minister in 1980s...

    12. July 19, 2015

      Cameron and UK need a serious opposition

      David Cameron is a complacent prime minister with much to be complacent about. Ten weeks after renewing his tenure at...

    13. July 17, 2015

      Momentum moves left in Labour contest

      Labour’s Blairite wing is increasingly despairing as momentum in the party leadership contest builds behind Jeremy...

    14. July 15, 2015

      Mayoral candidate Tessa Jowell: why London risks being two cities

      It’s a warm afternoon in north London, and just inside a sun-flecked mews, along a row of whitewashed walls, a white...

    15. July 15, 2015

      Unite plans to sign up 70,000 Labour election voters

      Britain’s biggest trade union expects to sign up 70,000 “affiliated supporters” to Labour within weeks, giving it...

    16. July 14, 2015

      Labour and corporate leaders grit their teeth

      David Cameron’s 2006 commitment to “responsible capitalism” used to be mocked by Labour as little more than an...

    17. July 14, 2015

      UK companies told to publish gender pay audits

      Companies with more than 250 employees will have to publish the difference in average pay between men and women workers...

    18. July 13, 2015

      Harriet Harman stirs Labour row over welfare cuts

      An attempt by Harriet Harman to prove that Labour can take tough decisions on welfare descended into acrimony after...

    19. July 12, 2015

      Labour will not oppose government welfare cuts, says Harman

      Harriet Harman, Labour’s acting leader, said her party will not oppose the government welfare bill and will even back...

    20. July 12, 2015

      UK Labour party struggles to learn lessons from election

      Two months after voters went to the polls, Britain’s main opposition party is struggling to learn the lessons from its...

    21. July 10, 2015

      Conservatives prepare for attack on trade union political funds

      The Conservative government will launch an attack on Labour’s biggest source of funding within days by announcing plans...

    22. July 9, 2015

      Labour party steps up attack on Osborne’s Budget

      Labour has belatedly taken the fight to George Osborne over his Summer Budget, emboldened by independent analysis that...

    23. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Disraeli’s heir dishes the Labour party

      George Osborne has delivered the first Conservative Budget for 18 years. It is a boldly political one. Yet it also...

    24. July 8, 2015

      Labour thrown by Osborne’s minimum wage bombshell

      Labour accepted the Tories’ broad proposals to cut the deficit and the need for pay restraint in the public sector in a...

    25. June 28, 2015

      UK Labour at ‘first base’ in journey to reclaim credibility

      Labour must embrace the need to run surpluses, rebuild its tattered relations with corporate Britain and mend fences...

    26. June 20, 2015

      Protesters throng London to oppose UK government’s austerity plan

      LONDON, June 20 — Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters massed outside Britain’s parliament on Saturday to...

    27. June 18, 2015

      Cooper warns against complacency over Grexit

      Yvette Cooper has warned against complacency over a possible Greek exit from the eurozone, urging policy makers not to...

    28. June 15, 2015

      Four Labour contenders search for a winning formula

      Four candidates are vying to lead Britain’s Labour party into another five years of opposition but all are struggling...

    29. June 14, 2015

      Union leader throws down gauntlet over ‘vicious’ strike laws

      Britain’s biggest public sector union has vowed to fight the Conservative government’s “vicious and vindictive” strike...

    30. June 12, 2015

      Political donors receive honours in Queen’s birthday list

      A clutch of Conservative party donors have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours, including Mick Davis,...

    31. June 9, 2015

      Labour needs an honest debate about Tony Blair

      Labour is formally launching the contest this week to find a new leader to replace Ed Miliband. It does so amid...

    32. June 8, 2015

      Labour leadership rivals split over referendum campaign

      Splits within the Labour party over how to deal with the EU referendum campaign broke out into the open as the...

    33. June 8, 2015

      Failure to predict Tory victory turns to overconfidence

      To err is human. To overcorrect is just stupid. When Britons elected a majority Conservative government against all...

    34. June 8, 2015

      Welsh Labour warms to tax devolution plans

      The Labour government in Wales has softened its opposition to Conservative proposals for tax devolution even while...

    35. June 4, 2015

      Eurosceptics fear being outspent in UK referendum campaign

      Campaigners for Britain to leave the EU fear they will be outspent by their opponents under rules allowing a budget of...

    36. June 1, 2015

      Labour has nothing left to say on tax

      Here is something that no candidate for the Labour party leadership will say, or perhaps even think. It is an...

    37. May 29, 2015

      Labour’s chance to call time on business-bashing

      As Britain’s Labour party prepares to choose a new leader there are already signs that the candidates see the needs for...

    38. May 29, 2015

      Cameron shrewdly manages radicals to conquer the centre ground

      Clement Attlee’s postwar Labour government crashed after just six years but, in that time, he bound his Conservative...

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