The #ToriesforCorbyn campaign, however, has a slight problem: the electorate widely support Corbyn's purportedly outlandish policies. Corbyn's anti-trident, anti-austerity and small-scale nationalisation agenda might seem unpalatable to Fleet Street commentators, but the polls suggest otherwise.
Climate change is a threat not just to the environment, but to people. And it's the poorest people who are most exposed. Tens of millions have been lifted out of poverty in the last 15 years, but more than one billion people still live in absolute poverty on less than $1.25 a day. Climate change also presents a growing danger to Britain. Flooding is the greatest threat to the UK from climate change, with up to 3.6 million people at risk by the middle of the century. The 2007 floods in Britain were a powerful reminder that, even in developed countries, climate change is national security issue. I agree with Pope Francis.
Most young people go to university, have interest free loans, or stay living with their parents well in to their twenties. I'll wager this is the case for 99% of the people sitting braying in the chamber at Westminster.
The results of the elections for Select Committee chairs in the 2015-2020 Parliament have just been announced.
Labour's post-election debate is only six weeks old, but it is already going wrong. It's not just that the choice of a new leader and deputy leader, with all the associated questions of character and personality, is trumping analysis, research and reflection.
After uncertainty in the run up to the election, continuity characterises the post-election landscape in Whitehall: Cameron's cabinet looks much the same as it did before. But is the same true of the rest of the government?
The latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show the number of civil servants as of March 2015. Emily Andrews and Gavin Freeguard of th...
The fact is that the hopes of people at all levels of society are pretty much the same: a secure job; a decent home; a good standard of living; prospects for their kids; and proper care for their parents. But the reality of life in 21st century Britain is that, for far too many people, these dreams are dying. Labour's modern mission must be to revive them. We need to select a Leader who can change our Party so that we can win in 2020 and change Britain.
Corbyn's bid for the leadership of Labour is a serious one. The only candidate who can legitimately claim to be standing for the values the party was founded on, the political and media establishment underestimate him at their peril. If he wins it will change everything. As such It is up to us to make sure he does.
As the cost of living in London soars, and property prices keep going up, rents keep going up and the current Mayor's failure to tackle pollution in the capital - the candidate we need and the next Mayor of London should be Diane Abbott.
I appreciate that I will be accused of being humourless Leftie, which is half true, but then this is the kind of joke enjoyed by coked up public school boys laughing as they wave money in the face of the homeless. I honestly suspect most Conservatives will think Tony Young's idea disgusting.
At this point, convincing the public that Labour wasn't responsible for the crash might be a lost cause, but whoever the Party's new leader is they should at least be able to restore some economic credibility by putting some distance between themselves and the last Labour government.
The support of Oxford University Labour Club's leadership, and other sections of Oxford's Far Left, for Jeremy Corbyn should not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the state of politics at Oxford
The mayoral contest is bigger than London for Labour, and there are parallels to the Conservative Party when they were in their uppers. Boris Johnson's defeat of Ken Livingstone in 2008 was vital to show the Tories could win again.
The moment I heard Jeremy Corbyn had made it on to the ballot paper, I whooped with sheer joy. Apparently, however, not everyone in the Labour Party w...
Earlier this week, in response to a question in the Lords from my colleague Larry Whitty, Lord Lawson urged the government to rethink the UK's approach to climate change, and to back away from what he called "unilateral masochism". It is wrong to assume that our approach to tackling climate change is any kind of masochism, let alone unilateral.