UK politics

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 4

Hilary Benn didn’t see Corbyn’s Commons speech on Syria before he gave it

26 November 2015 21:32

Jeremy Corbyn didn’t show his Shadow Foreign Secretary a copy of what he was going to say in response to…

Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet

Shadow Cabinet members threaten resignations over Syria row in Labour

26 November 2015 19:22

Tonight Labour’s Shadow Cabinet is in uproar over what many of its members see as a fundamental breach of trust…

Jeremy Corbyn Addresses A Refugees Welcome Here Rally

Corbyn writes to Labour MPs to say he cannot support air strikes

26 November 2015 17:48

Jeremy Corbyn has written to his MPs to say that he cannot support air strikes in Syria. In a letter…


Corbyn won’t support intervention in Syria, but what will he ask his frontbenchers to do?

26 November 2015 13:16

It would be a great surprise if Jeremy Corbyn did personally back British air strikes against Islamic State in Syria.…


Listen: David Cameron makes his case in the Commons for bombing Syria

26 November 2015 11:13

David Cameron has just followed up his earlier response to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee by telling the House of…


Cameron sets out his case for bombing Islamic State in Syria

26 November 2015 9:40

In the past few minutes, David Cameron has published his response to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on the case…


John McDonnell hasn’t worked out how to attack the government

26 November 2015 9:11

John McDonnell is very peeved this morning that a stunt that he pulled in the Commons to get attention has…

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury for the House of Commons to deliver the his Autumn statement, on November 25, 2015 in London, England.

Why the tax credit cuts had to go

25 November 2015 19:51

In the peroration of his statement today, George Osborne declared that the Tories were ‘the mainstream representatives of the working…

G7 Finance Ministers Meet In Dresden

Ministers seek spending review sanctuary in international development budget

25 November 2015 11:48

One of the things to look out for in today’s spending review is the number of spending pots that have…


Len McCluskey turns on Jeremy Corbyn

24 November 2015 16:01

Either Len McCluskey is, in the Corbynista narrative, a Tory, or things are going badly wrong for the man his…

Labour Launch their Oldham West and Royton By-election Campaign

Labour increasingly nervous about Oldham West and Royton by-election

24 November 2015 11:15

A number of Labour MPs are campaigning in Oldham today, with fears growing in the party that it could be…

Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet

Tory whips woo Labour MPs ahead of Syria vote

23 November 2015 17:58

As David Cameron confirmed in his statement to the Commons today, he will set out his strategy on attacking Islamic…

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Labour MPs in despair at Corbyn’s ‘poor’ response to defence review

23 November 2015 17:25

Labour MPs have had plenty of opportunities over the past few weeks to look miserable. But today the party looked…

Labour Leadership Contender Jeremy Corbyn Talks To Supporters In The North West

Corbyn facing a ‘point of reckoning’ over Syria vote

23 November 2015 13:10

Pro-intervention Labour MPs are increasingly confident that they will help David Cameron get a majority for British military action against…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 2

Labour struggles to talk straight on Syria vote

22 November 2015 12:32

It’s quite clear what the Tory approach to a vote on British involvement in action against Islamic State in Syria…

David Cameron Meets Spanish President Mariano Rajoy

Cameron to make his case for war to the Commons next week

21 November 2015 13:33

David Cameron will set out his case for air strikes against IS in Syria to the Commons late next week.…

Andy Burnham

Theresa May has some unusual allies in her fight with George Osborne

20 November 2015 11:06

Cutting the police was always going to be difficult without a terror attack just before the spending review, but naturally…

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Could Michael Gove help Jeremy Hunt solve the junior doctor row?

19 November 2015 12:19

That 98 per cent of junior doctors have voted in favour of strike action over their new contract shows the…

Lords At State Opening of Parliament, UK

Lords votes to give 16 and 17 year-olds the vote in the EU referendum

18 November 2015 19:24

The House of Lords has tonight voted to give 16 and 17 year olds the vote in the EU referendum.…

Jeremy Corbyn And Ken Livingstone Attend A Labour Leadership Rally

Ken Livingstone’s mental health slur is more of a problem than his views on Trident

18 November 2015 11:24

Maria Eagle’s aides have denied reports that she is considering quitting her role as Shadow Defence Secretary over the appointment…


David Cameron: Britain needs to take action against Islamic State in Syria

17 November 2015 12:52

Senior politicians have so far been rather cautious in their response to the Paris attacks. But today David Cameron gave…

Labour Launch their Oldham West and Royton By-election Campaign

Labour in a spot of bother in Oldham West by-election

17 November 2015 12:22

A number of Labourites are very worried about the impact that Jeremy Corbyn’s shoot-to-kill comments will have on the party’s…

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Corbyn questions shoot to kill policy and the legal basis for attack on ‘Jihadi John’

16 November 2015 16:47

Jeremy Corbyn has given an interesting round of interviews to the broadcast media this afternoon, in which he has questioned…

David Cameron Attends The Valletta Summit On Migration

Politicians give cautious reactions to the Paris attacks

15 November 2015 13:49

Unlike political Twitter, which was full of armchair experts extolling their own surprisingly untapped talent while the Paris attacks were…

Tracey Crouch

Tracey Crouch interview: I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a minister

12 November 2015 9:28

Usually when the Prime Minister offers a backbencher their first ministerial post, they trip over their shoelaces in the rush…