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    1. 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...

    2. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Andy Burnham running for Manchester mayor

      Andy Burnham may have still to formally declare his intention to quit national politics and stand for mayor of...

    1. 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...

    2. April 27, 2016

      Police chief David Crompton suspended after Hillsborough inquest

      The chief constable of South Yorkshire police has been suspended after an inquest into the Hillsborough tragedy found...

    3. April 12, 2016

      UK’s Labour party must learn to love ‘aspiration’ once more

      Out of all of David Cameron’s utterances on Monday about tax avoidance, one line stood out. In response to the...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Shadow culture secretary victim of Corbyn reshuffle

      Michael Dugher, former shadow culture secretary, announced that he had been sacked by Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour...

    7. 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...

    8. December 2, 2015

      Cameron struggles to find consensus on Syria vote

      David Cameron urged MPs to “come together” in the fight against Isis in Syria, but during a Commons debate lasting more...

    9. September 27, 2015

      Labour leadership softens line amid disunity at the top

      Labour’s new leadership has signalled its readiness to compromise on the economy, Syria and the Trident nuclear...

    10. September 14, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn makes John McDonnell shadow chancellor

      John McDonnell — a hardline leftwinger who has described bankers as “jokers”, has said he is opposed to Bank of England...

    11. September 13, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn begins task of appointing UK shadow cabinet

      Jeremy Corbyn’s team will spend the rest of the weekend finalising their line-up for the new leader’s shadow cabinet in...

    12. September 11, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn onslaught threatens doom for Blairites

      They were the political leviathans of their generation who built up an election-winning powerhouse. Tony Blair, Gordon...

    13. September 10, 2015

      Labour on tenterhooks as leadership voting ends

      Jeremy Corbyn’s rivals insisted they had not abandoned all hope of winning Labour’s leadership race after voting closed...

    14. September 7, 2015

      Favourite for Labour deputy leader warns of disunity

      The frontrunner to become Labour’s deputy leader has warned against the danger of rebellion and disunity as the party’s...

    15. September 3, 2015

      Pressure mounts on David Cameron over refugee crisis

      David Cameron is facing mounting calls from within his own party for Britain to do more to ease Europe’s worst refugee...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. August 27, 2015

      In Britain, community is a foreign language

      American in its consumerism and European in its godlessness, Britain might have the most individualist culture in the...

    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

      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...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      August 25, 2015

      Labour candidates live on air

      Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a radio hustings hosted by presenter Nicky...

    22. August 19, 2015

      Renationalising Britain’s railways would be folly

      Many of the radical ideas espoused by the Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn seem unlikely to find favour with...

    23. August 18, 2015

      Privatising rail worked, we just failed to notice

      Both the leading candidates for the leadership of Britain’s opposition Labour party have now committed themselves to...

    24. August 18, 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...

    25. August 14, 2015

      Choose anyone but Corbyn, Kendall tells supporters

      Liz Kendall has urged people voting for a new Labour leader to back anyone except Jeremy Corbyn, saying his victory...

    26. August 13, 2015

      Tony Blair speaks out on ‘danger’ of Jeremy Corbyn victory

      More than 610,000 people have applied for a vote in the Labour leadership contest after a last-minute frenzy of...

    27. August 10, 2015

      Ministers delay vote on bombing Isis Islamist militants in Syria

      Ministers will delay plans to hold a vote on bombing Islamist militants in Syria until late in the year, according to...

    28. August 9, 2015

      HS2 contracts for £7bn put out to tender despite uncertainty

      Contracts worth £7bn for the tunnels and viaducts for HS2 are about to be put out to tender, despite continuing...

    29. August 6, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn spoils the holiday for Cameron

      British politics is in the grip of summer madness. The Labour party is flirting with the idea of choosing the hard-left...

    30. August 5, 2015

      Andy Burnham vows to ban new academies to burnish left-wing appeal

      Andy Burnham has said he would ban new free schools and academies, as the Labour leadership contender looks to burnish...

    31. August 4, 2015

      Vitriol over Corbyn infuriates moderates

      When Chris Leslie, shadow chancellor, tore into Jeremy Corbyn’s “starry-eyed” and “hard left” economic thinking this...

    32. August 3, 2015

      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...

    33. August 3, 2015

      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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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....

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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