If this election was bad for the left, it was even worse for centrists. Every MP who defected from Labour or the Tories to the Lib Dems, who signed up to the shambolic
Since 2015, Labour’s membership has roughly tripled. In the twilight years of Ed Miliband’s leadership, around 200,000 people were members; the electorate for Jeremy Corbyn’s
Voting ended on Thursday in Labour’s leadership election, before Jeremy Corbyn’s long, five-month goodbye ends on Saturday. Even some one-time supporters can’t wait for him to leave the stage. “I wish he would just go away,” one MP groaned.
The whole notion of the “Labour right” is such a strange contradiction in terms. There’s no “Tory left”. There isn’t an expectation that a certain percentage of the Green Party will be pro-forest fire. There aren’t interfactional skirmishes between regular EDL members and EDL members who can spell correctly. They just don’t exist.
The political right has always granted itself this totally undeserved monopoly on the notion of “common sense”. presenting itself as the side of the political spectrum for people who aren’t afraid to make the hard choices in service of the greater good. You and I might think that all Tories are heartless thugs for targeting
To get his way at Labour conference, Jeremy Corbyn had to turn his showdown with Labour Remainers at his party’s conference into a loyalty test. Afterwards, many Labour MPs who wanted an unambiguous
The Labour Party is often searching for a big idea. All politicians like to show some evidence of wanting “change”, but in Labour — as with other parties of the left — there often an appetite for a renewed statement
Will the next leader of the Labour Party be a “Corbynite” or a “centrist”? Some may see that as an oversimplification of the question that faces the party currently led by Jeremy Corbyn, but it is the bottom line.
It will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that the Conservative Party is once again having to provide its own opposition to the government, this time