After ignoring the wishes of party members and the general public, Labour and Conservative should expect even greater increases in polarisation of Left and Right -- and shouldn't rely too heavily on the loyalty of supporters at the next general election.
I'm not a Blairite simply for wanting Labour to stand a chance. I'm not unprincipled, I just see little point in uncompromising principles that can never be put into practice. I believe in a competitive and credible Labour Party that's able to undo some of the damage left by the Conservatives, and that party doesn't exist under Corbyn.
The Labour Party is the only vehicle for stopping that happening and giving people hope about the future of politics, in place of deep anxiety. That is why I intend to run a leadership campaign that is full of energy, optimism and ideas for securing a better future for our country. At the launch of my campaign and over the coming weeks I will show how Labour can go further than talking about anti-austerity, by setting out ambitions ideas to invest in Britain's future.
May's one nation conservatism is undoubtedly more akin to Disraeli than Cameron's interpretation. Though the concern still stands that the party has merely taken two steps forward, and one jump back.
Labour is at a fork in the road. The road it takes could decide so much about the nation's future... Without an avowedly pro-European Labour party, not only will we fail ourselves, worse, we will fail the country.
If the Labour Party genuinely wants to retain the confidence of the Jewish community that it is willing to tackle antisemitism it needs to implement some visible confidence building measures immediately. The NEC should respond to the many calls to publish the Royall report.
It's so depressing, and the depression is heightened by the fact that it should be so exciting. If you asked me how I should feel at the idea of a w...
The Establishment in the Labour Party has become entirely and dangerously detached from its activists. Hopefully, when their more purist notion of the membership returns Corbyn as leader once again, they will accept this as the verdict of the "long-serving members", acknowledge that their impressions and preconceived ideas have been wrong, and begin to unite behind the leadership against the government.
Regardless of its leaders' exhortations, it seems unlikely that the Corbynite membership will remain in the Labour Party if Corbyn himself is removed as leader, which means that Momentum's future, at least its future in the party, is in doubt. While it endures, however, it remains one of the more intriguing elements of Corbyn's Labour...
Working at no.10 whatever the weather (and boy did we have some storms in our time) is a privilege beyond compare. I used to literally pinch myself walking past the tourists through the Downing Street gates every morning, to remind myself how transitory it was, how much responsibility even a lowly aide like me had, and most of all never to take it for granted. When the music stops, it takes a chunk out of you, and you lose your bearings for a short time. I hope David Cameron and his team recover theirs quickly. I hope they remember the extraordinary honour it is to serve your country. And I hope they learn to cherish the freedom that comes from leaving no.10 and returning to the ranks of those they used to govern.
The issues at stake are the culmination of 40 years of legislation and it is extraordinary to suggest they should not now come back to the House of Commons. The priorities and trade-offs are extremely important to everyone living in the UK. Too important to be decided in Whitehall behind closed doors.
Today's youth aren't perfect, but without them there will be no future for Britain. Instead of weighing them down with our debts, we should be enabling them to build prosperity for the future, for us and for them. We want them here in Britain building this prosperity.
Without significant anti-democratic fixing of the ballot, Corbyn will stand again, and win again, probably galvanising more of the public in his populist cause. It is high time the Labour rebels realised that, and fell on the side of the British people.
Angela Eagle is an old school politician, someone who has been trained to keep her attentions on the inner workings of the political machine. When the...
Nations are created, not discovered. England's future story is not yet told. Labour needs to create a vehicle for the politics of nation building. We need an English Labour movement, with a new appeal to north and south, to unite people and find common ground, and tell a progressive patriotic national story.
There are leadership debates taking place in the Greens, Ukip and Labour parties. The Conservative leadership race has accidentally come to a quick conclusion after Andrea Leadsom pushed the self-destruct button. The level of political upheaval though remains unprecedented and there is no doubt that it is a consequence of the Brexit result. But in the Labour contests we are about to see some of the nastiest politics we have seen in over 30 years.