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    1. 5 hours ago

      NHS faces squeeze on recruitment as financial pressures bite

      Hospital chief executives have been told by the NHS regulator to fill vacancies only where “essential” as they attempt...

    2. 12 hours ago

      The soft left is the real threat to Labour

      If Britain’s Labour party rounds off this golden summer for Conservative voyeurs by electing Jeremy Corbyn as leader,...

    1. July 29, 2015

      Unison backs Corbyn for Labour leader

      Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to become Labour leader received a significant boost on Wednesday when the UK’s second largest...

    2. July 29, 2015

      Europe’s left needs radical thinking to face up to the future

      Europe’s social democrats, once a powerful and self-confident force, are in deep disarray, pressed hard on both sides....

    3. July 28, 2015

      Labour carries out ‘due diligence’ in leadership race

      Labour has revealed details of the “rigorous due diligence” it has introduced in an attempt to stop militant...

    4. July 27, 2015

      Burnham criticises ‘frightened’ Labour for lack of radicalism

      Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham will accuse the party on Tuesday of having become too cowardly to enact bold...

    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

      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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. June 21, 2015

      Cameron signals assault on tax credits in search for welfare cuts

      Britain must stop the “merry-go-round” of handing out welfare support to those in jobs, David Cameron said as he...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. June 5, 2015

      Britain’s most hated

      These are tough times for members of the metropolitan elite. Everyone hates us. We are now worse than bankers, lawyers,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. May 29, 2015

      Labour challengers court business in effort to break with past

      Labour’s leadership candidates will take their newfound love for business to another level on Friday, with Andy Burnham...

    21. May 26, 2015

      Chuka Umunna backs Liz Kendall in Labour leadership contest

      The odds on Liz Kendall becoming the next leader of the Labour party have shortened after she secured the support of...

    22. May 21, 2015

      Politicians seek ‘backstory’ and ‘narrative’ to bridge voter gap

      Before we get started, let me tell you a bit of my backstory. I know you want to get into the meat of this article but...

    23. May 20, 2015

      Liz Kendall bolstered in race for Labour leadership

      Liz Kendall’s position as the main Blairite candidate for the Labour leadership was bolstered after she received the...

    24. May 18, 2015

      Cooper seeks to rebuild Labour’s business ties

      Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, will on Tuesday strongly criticise Ed Miliband for “anti-business” policies, in...

    25. May 18, 2015

      Labour’s analysis paralysis blights a party of clever fools

      Politics is a simple game overcomplicated by its worst players. Pity the UK Labour party as it settles down for another...

    26. May 18, 2015

      Harman calls for public to get involved in Labour leader contest

      Harriet Harman, Labour’s interim leader, has promised to “let the public in” to help choose a successor to Ed Miliband,...

    27. May 18, 2015

      Q&A: Is Len McCluskey Labour’s kingmaker?

      Len McCluskey, boss of Unite, has raised eyebrows by suggesting the union could end its financial support for Labour,...

    28. Off Message

      May 18, 2015

      In Scotland, trade unionists are already leaving Labour behind

      On Saturday, Jim Murphy announced he will resign as leader of the Scottish Labour party, calling Len McCluskey, general...

    29. May 17, 2015

      David Cameron faces pressure to hold EU referendum next year

      David Cameron is under pressure to bring forward the date of his EU referendum to 2016 to limit business uncertainty...

    30. May 17, 2015

      Andy Burnham’s quest for Labour leadership picks up pace

      Andy Burnham has picked up momentum in the race to become Labour leader after securing the support of Rachel Reeves,...

    31. May 13, 2015

      Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper join race for Labour leadership

      Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper have joined the race for the leadership of the Labour party as it seeks to claw its way...

    32. May 11, 2015

      Unions race to sign up members for Labour leadership battle

      Trade unions are racing to sign up “affiliated supporters” to take part in Labour’s leadership election. Some officials...

    33. May 10, 2015

      Labour war erupts as Blairites turn on Ed Miliband

      Labour’s crushing election defeat has given way to bloodletting, as leading Blairites turn on Ed Miliband and the...

    34. May 10, 2015

      Chuka Umunna attacks Labour for failing to win over middle class

      The Labour MP Chuka Umunna has attacked his party for not doing enough to win over aspirational middle-class voters...

    35. May 8, 2015

      General election: Battle for Labour’s soul

      Within hours of Ed Miliband’s resignation, Labour MPs were turning their attention to the potentially bruising...

    36. May 8, 2015

      Runners and riders in race for Labour leadership

      The departure of Ed Miliband as Labour leader has opened up a race to find his successor from the demoralised ranks of...

    37. May 8, 2015

      Labour can only win with a progressive message

      So, Francis Maude and I were right. Meeting by chance last week in a hotel in Nottingham we old soldiers spoke about...

    38. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events ***May 7*** Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip...

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