Labour Party

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

'We want post-Brexit Britain to be a Labour Britain', says Richard Burgon MP

Jeremy Corbyn ally tells George Galloway 'purged' supporters should be welcomed back

'We want post-Brexit Britain to be a Labour Britain', says Richard Burgon MP

Shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon hits out at 'coup' against Corbyn and says party is now ready to capitalise on Brexit

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Labour's 170 questions gives impression the party is 'trying to put a break on Brexit', says political commentator

Labour's 170 questions suggest party is trying to derail Brexit, says Dan Hodges

Labour's 170 questions suggest party is trying to derail Brexit, says Dan Hodges

Dan Hodges, a political commentator for The Mail on Sunday, explained how the opposition could be misinterpreted as an attempt to delay government ministers

'He has not got a mandate to be useless' - John McTernan savages Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn 'hasn't got a mandate to be useless', says former Blair strategist John McTernan

Jeremy Corbyn 'hasn't got a mandate to be useless', says former Blair strategist

Tony Blair's former political secretary laid into the leader of the Labour Party

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn enlists former rebels to calm shake-up concerns

Jeremy Corbyn enlists former rebels to calm purge concerns

Jeremy Corbyn enlists former rebels to calm purge concerns

The leader of the Labour Party conducted a surprise reshuffle of the Shadow Cabinet last week

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn is trying to say 'it's all lovely and diverse' with the appointment of Dawn Butler, says Telegraph editor

'Jeremy Corbyn and his faction wouldn't let Tony Blair anywhere near Labour - they view him as Satan'

'Corbyn's faction wouldn't allow Blair to come back - they view him as Satan'

The Telegraph's assistant comment editor Asa Bennett said Corbyn has turned Labour into a joke but Blair's only chance of a comeback is through a breakaway party.

'I think Jeremy Corbyn is reaching out to members from all sides', in his front bench reshuffle, says MP Dawn Butler

LISTEN Jeremy Corbyn's new shadow BME minister Dawn Butler suffers car-crash interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Jeremy Corbyn's new shadow minister Dawn Butler has car-crash interview

Jeremy Corbyn has reshuffled his front bench, appointing Dawn Butler as the new shadow minister for diverse communities

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Alastair Campbell on his time in Downing Street under Tony Blair

Tony Blair almost carried out 'nuclear option' on Gordon Brown - Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell reveals Blair almost carried out 'nuclear option' on Brown

Tony Blair's former head of communications told Paul Ross about the schisms he witnessed in the Labour Party - and his views on Ed Balls

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Anti-Semitism: 'Jackie Walker went to the training event basically looking for a fight', says Novara Media

Sacked Momentum vice-chair Jackie Walker 'wanted a fight' at anti-semitism event, says top Corbynista

Momentum anti-semitism row: Jackie Walker was 'spoiling for a fight'

Aaron Bastani suggests his fellow activist's comments about anti-semitism and the Holocaust were 'ill-judged'

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Brexit: 'I think people should vote, but what they should vote on is the deal', says leader of the Liberal Democrats

Tim Farron demands new Brexit referendum 'on the deal itself'

Tim Farron demands new Brexit referendum 'on the deal itself'

Lib Dem leader believes the public should be entitled to vote on the Brexit deal, and if it is rejected Brexit process should be stopped

Jeremy Corbyn re-election: John Mann reserving judgement

Jeremy Corbyn vow to win election 'encouraging' says critic John Mann

Jeremy Corbyn vow to win election'encouraging' says critic John Mann

But Bassetlaw MP suggests he´ll reserve judgement on Corbyn following his leadership victory over Owen Smith

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

'The Labour conference isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be', says MP Stephen Pound

Labour conference 'isn't as bad as I thought it would be', says Corbyn critic Stephen Pound

Labour conference 'isn't as bad as I thought it would be', says Corbyn critic

As the Labour conference draws to a close, Pound lifts the lid on what has been going on

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

'Thank goodness the US presidential debate overshadowed the Labour conference', says leading journalist

'Thank God the Trump-Clinton debate overshadowed Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell'

'Thank God the Trump-Clinton debate overshadowed Corbyn and Labour'

Tom Harris believes John McDonnell wants to oust Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, and suggested the last thing the party needs is for people to focusing on its 'slow-motion car crash'

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fracking: 'We're on a pathway to a world in which there are no emissions going up that are then taken down', says shadow energy secretary

Jeremy Corbyn ally Barry Gardiner calls for unity and vows to ban fracking

Jeremy Corbyn ally Barry Gardiner calls for unity and vows to ban fracking

The shadow energy secretary Barry Gardiner repeated his call for fracking to be banned, saying it throws up manifold environmental issues

Jeremy Corbyn should have been 'prepared to sack' Sarah Champion, says Men's Aid charity

Jeremy Corbyn should have been 'prepared to sack' Sarah Champion, says Men's Aid charity

Men's Aid charity claims Sarah Champion's position is not tenable

Sarah Champion is the Shadow Minister for Preventing Abuse and Domestic Violence, yet has been embroiled in domestic violence allegations herself

Jeremy Corbyn: 'If he is right and MPs are wrong then he will win over the public', says Labour MP John Woodcock

MP who called Jeremy Corbyn a 'f**king disaster' vows to get behind him

MP who called Jeremy Corbyn a 'f**king disaster' vows to get behind him

Jeremy Corbyn has won the Labour leadership election with 61.8% of the vote, against Owen Smith, despite MPs passing a vote of no confidence earlier in the year

Jeremy Corbyn: 'There will always be a group of embittered Blairites undermining him', says Ken Livingstone

Jeremy Corbyn critics are just 'bitter, disgraceful Blairites', says Ken Livingstone

Jeremy Corbyn critics are just 'bitter, disgraceful Blairites' - Ken Livingstone

Former mayor of London says Corbyn is trying to make Labour a 'democratic' party again, but 'the party is riddled with people who followed Blair's big bank agenda'

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Labour party: 'The right thing to do is probably a split, there’s a massive gap opening up in centre ground politics', says editor of The Times' Red Box

'The right thing for Labour to do is split' if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says Times editor

'The right thing for Labour to do is split' if Corbyn wins, says Times editor

The result of the Labour leadership election will be announced tomorrow, and many expect Corbyn to win despite having little support from his MPs

'If Labour gets itself together we can come back into government quite quickly', says Labour's Progress

We must stay and fight Jeremy Corbyn if he wins Labour leadership contest, says Blairite pressure group

We must stay and fight Corbyn if he remains leader, says Blairite pressure group

Richard Angell, of Labour's Progress group, says the party could get back into power with a few small changes

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

'The whole challenge against Jeremy Corbyn was misjudged from the start', says deputy editor of Politics.co.uk

Labour leadership contest: Attempt to topple Jeremy Corbyn 'was doomed to fail from the start'

Attempt to topple Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader 'was a disaster from the start'

Political editor Adam Bienkov says the challenge against Jeremy Corbyn should have been made at a later date, and his opponents 'chose a candidate very few people had heard of'

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

'Jeremy Corbyn has started a whole campaign towards winning the next general election', says Labour councillor

'Labour leadership contest will help Jeremy Corbyn win general election'

'Labour leadership contest will help Jeremy Corbyn win general election'

Councillor Claudia Webbe says leadership challenge has enabled Corbyn to connect with the public and build support

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

'The shadow cabinet should be chosen by their peer group', says former advisor to Tony Blair

Jeremy Corbyn Shadow Cabinet comments ridiculed by former advisor to Tony Blair

Jeremy Corbyn Shadow Cabinet comments ridiculed by former advisor to Tony Blair

John McTernan said Labour party members 'don't know what they're doing' and Corbyn is simply making a power grab by including them in Shadow Cabinet selection

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Labour abuse list: 'The question is why on earth were they keeping a list in the first place', says former Labour MP

Jeremy Corbyn enemies list ridiculed as 'student politics' by former Labour MP Tom Harris

Jeremy Corbyn enemies list ridiculed as 'student politics' by former Labour MP

Harris says the list overshadowed Corbyn's success in PMQs and suggests Corbyn 'is from a tradition of left-wing politics which sees the Labour Party as an obstacle to true socialism'

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Twitter praise Jeremy Corbyn after top PMQs performance

Twitter hails Jeremy Corbyn after top PMQs performance

Twitter hails Jeremy Corbyn after top PMQs performance

The Twitterati also tore into Prime Minister Theresa May for dodging questions

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn 'unhappy' with proposed constituency changes

Jeremy Corbyn 'unhappy' with planned constituency changes which could cost him his seat

Jeremy Corbyn 'unhappy' with proposed constituency changes

Labour leader could see his seat of Islington North be abolished at the next general election

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Labour leadership: 'Jeremy Corbyn will win', claims Labour List

'Jeremy Corbyn had more support but no-one landed killer blow' - Labour List editor on leadership debate

'Corbyn had more support in leadership debate but no-one landed killer blow'

Peter Edwards believes Jeremy Corbyn will see off his challenger but 'the really dramatic question' is what happens then

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Livingstone defended his suggestion that Adolf Hitler was in fact a Zionist

'Ken Livingstone is toxic – and the Labour Party should expel him immediately'

'Ken Livingstone is toxic – and the Labour Party should expel him immediately'

Livingstone’s latest Hitler remarks are just the latest evidence that Jeremy Corbyn's party is in turmoil. We have to act now to stop the trainwreck.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon to launch second Scottish referendum bid

Nicola Sturgeon to launch second Scottish referendum bid on back of Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon to launch second Scottish referendum bid

The First Minister will hail her proposed referendum as the "biggest ever political listening exercise"

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Junior Doctors Strike: 'Theresa May should sack Jeremy Hunt', says GP

Junior Doctors Strike: 'Theresa May should sack Jeremy Hunt', says GP

Junior Doctors Strike: 'Theresa May should sack Jeremy Hunt', says GP

Junior doctors will hold five days of industrial action later in September, which is thought to endanger 00,000 operations

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ed Balls' comments: 'You'd expect a little more humility', says founder of Novara Media

Jeremy Corbyn supporter mocks Ed Balls over 2015 electoral disaster

Jeremy Corbyn supporter mocks Ed Balls over 2015 electoral disaster

After Balls called Jeremy Corbyn's leadership style a 'leftist utopian fantasy', Aaron Bastani said the former shadow chancellor 'isn't all that' when it comes to winning elections

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Owen Smith reveals he will support Jeremy Corbyn if he wins the Labour leadership contest

Owen Smith promises to support Jeremy Corbyn if he wins the Labour leadership contest

Owen Smith will support Corbyn if he wins the election

Leadership candidate Owen Smith has revealed support for his opposition

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale reveals her support for Owen Smith

Labour leadership contest: Jeremy Corbyn loses another key figure as Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith

Jeremy Corbyn suffers fresh blow as Scottish Labour leader backs Owen Smith

The Scottish Labour leader has announced who she is backing to lead the party

Journalist explains Sadiq Khan's decision to back Owen Smith

Jeremy Corbyn 'lost Saqid Khan's support during Brexit campaign'

Jeremy Corbyn 'lost Saqid Khan's support during Brexit campaign'

Guardian commentator Dave Hill tells Paul Ross that Corbyn's lack of clarity over Brexit was a key factor in Khan's decision

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

In a Labour leadership debate Owen Smith suggested talks with militant groups might be a good way forward

Owen Smith ISIS talks: 'If you talk to terrorists you legitimise them', says security expert

Security expert warns against terror talks after Owen Smith Isis gaffe

Afzal Ashraf reveals his views on negotiations with terrorist groups after Labour leadership contender Owen Smith appeared to suggest he was open to talks with militant groups

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Greater London GP slams the Conservative Party's 'stealth' privatisation of the National Health Service

Owen Smith NHS privatisation claims backed by prominent doctor

Owen Smith NHS privatisation claims backed by prominent doctor

GP and author Youssef El-Gingihy claims the government has strived to privatise the NHS by 'stealth' but says this plan has reached its 'endgame'

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Owen Smith accusation: We need to 'focus of the quality' of healthcare, not whether it's private, says MP Norman Lamb

MP Norman Lamb responds to Owen Smith by saying it doesn’t matter whether NHS is private

Lamb says we need to ‘focus on the quality’ of the healthcare

Owen Smith has accused the government of secretly planning to privatise the NHS

'People have got no idea what Jeremy Corbyn stands for' - political commentator John Rentoul on the Labour leadership election

New Labour members have no idea what Jeremy Corbyn stands for and shouldn’t have a leadership vote, says journalist John Rentoul

New Labour members have no idea what Corbyn stands for, says journalist

John Rentoul reveals his view on the Labour leadership election

'A new phase of the war against Corbyn' - George Galloway's monologue on the Labour leadership

‘It’s war on Corbyn’: George Galloway hits out at Labour Party after Tom Watson declined to appear

‘It’s war on Corbyn’: George Galloway hits out at Labour Party

George Galloway opened his show with a fiery monologue on the Labour leadership

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Listen in as Labour MP Jenny Chapman and talkRADIO evening show presenter Jonny Gould enjoy a spirited debate about meritocracy and women-only shortlists, with Chapman saying she wished her party had already appointed a female leader

Women-only shortlists: good or bad? Jonny Gould and Jenny Chapman MP go head-to-head

Women-only shortlists: good or bad? Jonny Gould and Jenny Chapman MP debate

The talkRADIO evening show presenter goes head-to-head with the Labour member for Darlington to discuss the value of 'positive discrimination' and whether the party will ever appoint a female leader…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

'This is the last resort for staff', says shadow transport secretary on rail strikes

Eurostar strikes are "last resort" for staff at the end of their tether, says shadow transport minister

Eurostar strikes are "last resort" for staff at the end of their tether

Shadow transport minister Andy McDonald tells talkRADIO that industrial action on the cross-channel service, along with walkouts at Southern Rail and the East Coast, are "absolutely critical" to the continued safety and security of services…

Award-winning TV and radio presenter Terry Christian has savaged Labour's decision to put Andy Burnham forward as the party's candidate to be mayor of Manchester, describing the MP for Leigh as "beige", "an invertebrate" and "lacking in conviction and passion" for the city

Mayoral candidate Andy Burnham is a "beige invertebrate with no passion for Manchester", says award-winning TV presenter

Andy Burnham is a "beige invertebrate with no passion for Manchester"

Award-winning TV presenter Terry Christian savages the city's Labour mayoral candidate, saying he "lacks conviction" for the post and "is not the sort of person you want as mayor"…

Tom Watson's comments are 'not as hostile as some are making out', says Momentum steering committee member

Labour Leadership: Corbyn camp hit back at Tom Watson's 'Trotskyite' claims

Labour Leadership: Corbyn camp hit back at Tom Watson's 'Trotskyite' claims

Supporters of the under-fire leader dismiss suggestions from the party's deputy-head that they "don't have the best interests of the party at heart" as the battle to control Labour heats up…

Jonny Gould believes Andy Burnham, and London mayor Sadiq Khan, are positioning themselves cleverly for a future bid to lead the party – and maybe the country…

Jonny Gould: Is Burnham bid for Manchester mayor the first step towards Labour leadership?

Jonny Gould: Is Burnham mayoral bid the first step towards Labour leadership?

The evening show presenter believes Andy Burnham, and London mayor Sadiq Khan, are positioning themselves for a future bid to lead the party – and maybe the country…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

With the NEC set to appeal against a High Court decision to allow 130,000 new members to vote, the member for Birmingham Selly Oak tells talkRADIO that allowing the courts to decide Labour's affairs is "madness"…

Labour leadership election must be "put on hold", says MP Steve McCabe, as voter farce rumbles on

Labour leadership election must be "put on hold", says MP Steve McCabe

With the NEC set to appeal against a High Court decision to allow 130,000 new members to vote, the member for Birmingham Selly Oak tells talkRADIO that allowing the courts to decide Labour's affairs is "madness"…

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Labour MP and chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz has told talkRADIO that there is a simple solution to accusations of a conflict of interest in Jeremy Corbyn's nomination for a peerage for Shami Chakrabarti

Chakrabarti, independence and anti-semitism: "easy to check", says MP Vaz

Chakrabarti, independence and anti-semitism: "easy to check", says MP Vaz

The chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith Vaz, tells talkRADIO that it is simple to establish whether or not the human rights' activist's peerage nomination affected the independence of inquiry into racism in the Labour Party…

Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Galloway on... The Owen Smith Labour Coup and reparations for the slave trade

Galloway on... The Owen Smith Labour Coup and reparations for the slave trade

George Galloway's Monologue: Friday 29 July

"We were at the centre of the greatest crime in human history"

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The man appointed by Brussels to oversee Britain's exit from the EU is a "serious negotiator" who will be "no pushover", says Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart

EU's Brexit boss Michel Barnier will be a 'serious negotiator', says former colleague

EU's Brexit boss Michel Barnier will be a 'serious negotiator'

Labour MP Gisela Stuart says the man appointed to lead the European Commission's negotiations will be "no pushover" as Britain prepares to split from Brussels…

Labour MP Jenny Chapman has said party leadership candidate Owen Smith should have been mindful of the "toxic atmosphere around politics … and used better words" in his pitch to head the party.

Owen Smith 'should have used better words' in attack on PM Theresa May

Owen Smith 'should have used better words' in attack on PM Theresa May

Labour MP Jenny Chapman says that the leadership campaigner was wrong to refer to "smashing the Prime Minister back on her heels"…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock', says presenter George Galloway

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock. His campaign is dead in the water', says ex-MP George Galloway

'Owen Smith is a pound shop Neil Kinnock. His campaign is dead in the water'

talkRADIO presenter and former MP George Galloway tells Sam Delaney that Labour's prospective new leader is all mouth and no trousers as the battle for the party goes on…

Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee believes Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith can help "pull the party back again" and has hit out at critics who have called her a Blairite.

'Abuse from Corbyn supporters is obnoxious', says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

'Abuse from Corbyn supporters is obnoxious', says Guardian's Polly Toynbee

The political columnist discusses her support for Owen Smith in the Labour leadership battle, and calls the behaviour of the current leader's followers "no way to treat comrades"…

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Galloway on... the Munich shooting and the Labour leadership

Galloway on... the Munich shooting and the Labour leadership

George Galloway's Monologue: Friday 22 July

"They're out to destroy Jeremy Corbyn and that is for sure."

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick', says political reporter Alex Wickham

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick', says political commentator

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick'

Jeremy Corbyn yesterday launched his campaign to retain the Labour Party leadership, but journalist Alex Wickham says the incumbent's approach is unlikely to win him many friends among sitting MPs

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A prominent Labout MEP has backed Theresa May's Conservative government suggestion that negotiations to leave the European Union are unlikely to begin before 2017.

Labour MEP backs plans to stall Brexit negotiations until 2017

Labour MEP backs plans to stall Brexit negotiations until 2017

"We need to concentrate on the enormous task ahead," says Claude Moraes

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Guardian's assistant editor Michael White has told talkRADIO's Sam Delaney that embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a "bearded, left-wing, teetotal pacifist" who never wanted to be Labour leader.

'Jeremy Corbyn has two problems: his policies and his personality', says senior political journalist

'Jeremy Corbyn has two problems: his policies and his personality'

Michael White, assistant editor of The Guardian, says embattled Labour leader never wanted the job in the first place

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