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    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....

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. July 16, 2015

      Online crime drives 9% rise in UK fraud

      Cases of fraud committed in England and Wales rose 9 per cent during the past year driven by a surge related to online...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. June 3, 2015

      Labour presses Cameron to refuse £7,000 pay rise

      Pressure is growing on the UK prime minister to refuse the proposed 10 per cent pay rise for MPs after a string of...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. May 18, 2015

      Yvette Cooper makes pitch to Labour’s wavering Blairites

      Ten days into the Labour leadership race, Andy Burnham is frontrunner, but Yvette Cooper is breathing down his neck....

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. May 1, 2015

      Britain’s crooks take criminal careers online

      Warnings about the growing threat of cyber crime often conjure images of technical sleuths undertaking sophisticated...

    24. April 20, 2015

      David Cameron pledges to ‘do more’ to help tackle human trafficking

      David Cameron has pledged that Britain “can do more” to help tackle the human trafficking crisis in the Mediterranean,...

    25. March 1, 2015

      Dispute erupts over Tory plan to ban university extremist preachers

      A senior Conservative has accused Vince Cable of trying to water down proposals to ban extremist speakers from...

    26. February 22, 2015

      Ease foreign graduate visa restrictions, business leaders urge

      A future government must make it easier for foreign graduates to stay and work in Britain after their studies or the...

    27. November 18, 2014

      Labour raises by-election stakes with crackdown on jobless migrants

      Jobless migrants from the EU would have to wait for two years before they could claim out-of-work benefits under a...

    28. September 28, 2014

      Skilled migrant cap has damaging effect on UK recovery, says Cable

      Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat business secretary, has called on his Conservative coalition colleagues to scrap...

    29. September 24, 2014

      Cooper to scrap net migration measurement

      The UK Labour party has admitted for the first time that it will scrap the Conservatives’ target to reduce net...

    30. September 23, 2014

      Labour vows to scrap Tories’ net migration target

      Labour has admitted for the first time that it will scrap the Conservatives’ target to reduce net migration below...

    31. August 27, 2014

      Ukip has Rotherham in its sights after child sex abuse scandal

      There used to be two constants in Derek and Veronica Reeder’s life: they were from Rotherham and they voted Labour. Now...

    32. July 17, 2014

      More than half of crimes in England and Wales remain unsolved

      More than half of all crimes in England and Wales are left unsolved by police, according to the first Home Office...

    33. July 14, 2014

      Butler-Sloss stands down after hasty appointment to abuse probe

      Lady Butler-Sloss, a retired judge appointed to probe allegations of child sex abuse by Westminster figures in the...

    34. July 7, 2014

      Charity chief to lead child abuse inquiry

      The head of the NSPCC children’s charity is to review the UK government’s handling of child abuse allegations, the home...

    35. July 4, 2014

      David Cameron orders probe into lost child sex file

      David Cameron has instructed the most senior civil servant in the Home Office to investigate what happened to a dossier...

    36. June 12, 2014

      ‘Urgent’ passports to be fast-tracked for free

      Britons who need to travel abroad “urgently” will have their passport applications fast-tracked free of charge, under...

    37. April 10, 2014

      Labour wants students excluded from UK visa cap

      Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, will set out her “progressive” vision for immigration to the UK on Thursday,...

    38. January 4, 2014

      Swinson admits cultural shift still needed on paternity leave

      Plans to allow working fathers more time off to care for babies will have little impact without a huge cultural shift...

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