If a week is a long time in politics, six weeks can be an eternity; but if Corbyn can stay the course, he may well be the outsider who leads his tribe and his country to a better future.
What is it with the Labour Party? There is a surge in party membership, and this is a worry for the men in suits in the Westminster bubble! Why? Peopl...
Corbyn's popularity has shown that honest value-based politics definitely do still have a place on the British political landscape, but if Labour continue to allow their values to be defined by public opinion rather than letting their values help to inform and shape public opinion, they will surely become an irrelevance in the years to come.
The more I think about it, the more I sincerely think Mr Corbyn has a shot at not just winning the leadership but actually becoming Prime Minister in five years - yes really - for two big, specific reasons that nobody seems to be discussing...
Someone, somewhere simply must take a stand against this inexorable decline into a Friedmanite utopia, and if doing so leads to short term defeat, so be it. Now more than ever this country needs an Opposition prepared to engage in the difficult questions and the bold solutions.
Five years is a very long time in politics - and even for the Labour party, it should be plenty long enough to go through all five stages of grief. For the good of the country - and for their own good - they should be allowed to get on with it.
It's now more than two months since the election. For those of us working with refugees, it's been a worrying time. Some of the initial policy decisions made by new Ministers will lead to considerable hardship amongst both newly arrived asylum seekers as well as those that have been in the UK longer. Our task is not made any easier by some of our newspapers. We've already read enough tabloid myths about asylum seekers to last into the next Parliament. Nonetheless, five years is a long time - in politics and, as many refugees will tell you, in life.
Lord Falconer may be right about Andy Burnham. He is wrong about Yvette Cooper. He's probably wrong about Liz Kendall too. Most of all, he is wrong to make the debate again about the two men in the contest... We are more than half the population, we are the big bright shining lights, not just a string of fairy lights decorating the main event.
This is UK aid at its best - innovating, working in partnership and making the difference between life and death for millions around the world. Friday's extraordinary announcement and the huge scientific advance it represents shows how the UK can use its aid budget to tackle some of the world's most infectious and debilitating diseases.
The Labour Party is a party without love and without sin. It can thereby do no right and no wrong in its own eyes. And so in the eyes of everyone else it is a party without life and soul. And a party without life and soul is not one you want to be at.
Following Labour's resounding election defeat, much has been said about the party's need to regain key voter demographics if the outcome of 2020 is to...
This leadership election has turned into something of a political marathon, and there are some who are getting a bit panicky about who might end up winning. I've met hundreds of our members this year in every corner of the country. They are sensible, decent people - they are our best resource; and one that we've not made enough of over the years. I believe they will come to the same conclusion that I have reached. That the person best placed to unite our movement and our party, and to lead us back to victory, is Andy.
Taken in the round, the 1983 Labour Party manifesto offered a progressive, redistributive, intelligent, and eminently realisable alternative to the cruel and desolate reality of Tory Britain. Defeat in 1983 not only meant another four years of Thatcher, it set in train the process of turning Labour into the Tory-lite party it became.
A vote for Corbyn is a vote to shift the debate. A vote for Corbyn is a vote for a more progressive politics. A vote for Corbyn - far from being a vote for the Tories - is just about the only thing which could make Labour electable again.
Jeremy Corbyn could be our next Prime Minister. Not just statistically, on the basis of the latest YouGov poll that Blair and the PLP have been flapping over, but really. Like really really.
The date and time is 10pm on 7 May 2020. I've been invited to take part on the election panel to discuss the results and the exit poll which has just ...