Labour Party

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

'This is a ridiculous bureaucratic mistake', says Ken Livingstone on the changes in Labour membership rules

'This is a ridiculous, bureaucratic mistake', says Ken Livingstone on the changes in Labour membership rules

'This is a ridiculous, bureaucratic mistake', says Ken Livingstone on Labour

The former London mayor disagrees with some Labour members not being allowed to vote in their leadership election

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Labour will 'continue as a vanity project' under Corbyn, says commentator John McTernan

Labour will 'continue as a vanity project' under Corbyn, says commentator John McTernan

Labour will 'continue as a vanity project' under Corbyn, says John McTernan

Tony Blairs director of political operations explains why he thinks Labour won't win an election under Jeremy Corbyn

'There was nothing I wanted more than for Jeremy to be successful' - Nic Dakin laments Labour Party leadership contest

'There was nothing I wanted more than for Jeremy to be successful' - Nic Dakin laments Labour Party leadership contest

Nic Dakin: 'There was nothing I wanted more than for Jeremy to be successful'

The MP for Scunthorpe lamented the current situation of the Labour Party

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Angela Eagle backed to set out a 'clear sense of direction' for Labour as Harriet Harman supports her leadership bid

Angela Eagle backed to set out a 'clear sense of direction' for Labour as Harriet Harman supports her leadership bid

Angela Eagle backed to set out a 'clear sense of direction' for Labour

Harriet Harman backs MP for Wallasey to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as party leader

Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

'We're good at coming up with solutions', says Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association General Secretary after 'Jeremy Corbyn coup'

'If this is a coup, it must be the worst coup ever', says trade union leader on Corbyn challenge

Union leader on Corbyn: 'If this is a coup, it must be the worst coup ever'

Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association General Secretary Manuel Cortes advocated the experience of trade unions to solve the Labour Party power struggle

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

'Under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership there's no possibility of serious action' against anti-Semitism, says Jewish Chronicle editor

'Under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership there's no possibility of serious action' against anti-semitism, says Jewish Chronicle editor

'There's no possibility of serious action' against anti-semitism

The Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard says the Labour leader probably won't apologise for anti-Semitic comments

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cameron tells Corbyn to resign – 'He probably thought, "to hell with it,"' says commentator Steve Topple

Cameron tells Corbyn to resign – 'He probably thought, "to hell with it,"' says commentator Steve Topple

Cameron tells Corbyn to resign – 'He probably thought, "to hell with it"'

David Cameron said 'for heaven's sake man, go' to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

'He will slowly kill the Labour Party' - Baroness Tessa Jowell gives a damning report on Jeremy Corbyn

'He will slowly kill the Labour Party' – Baroness Tessa Jowell gives a damning report on Jeremy Corbyn

'He will kill the Labour Party' – Tessa Jowell's damning report on Jeremy Corbyn

The baroness said 'he cannot command the support of the party'

Labour rebels are a disgrace and will suffer a 'landslide defeat' to Corbyn, says George Galloway

Labour rebels are a disgrace and will suffer a 'landslide defeat' to Corbyn, says George Galloway

Labour rebels will suffer a 'landslide defeat' to Corbyn, says George Galloway

The presenter opened his show with a speech about the Labour leadership and the state of British politics

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

'MPs don't own this party' – Labour MP Barry Gardiner blasts no confidence vote for Jeremy Corbyn

'MPs don't own this party' – Labour MP Barry Gardiner blasts no confidence vote for Jeremy Corbyn

'MPs don't own this party' – MP Barry Gardiner blasts Corbyn no confidence vote

The shadow minister for energy & climate change says he regrets the way Jeremy Corbyn's leadership has been challenged

Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Labour faces 'existential crisis', says Politics professor Matthew Goodwin

Labour faces 'existential crisis', says Politics professor Matthew Goodwin

Labour faces 'existential crisis', says Politics professor Matthew Goodwin

The Professor of politics and international relations says parties face a split amid their traditional voters

'I can't imagine who's going to sort out that mess', says Tory MP James Cleverly on Labour Party

'I can't imagine who's going to sort out that mess', says Tory MP James Cleverly on Labour Party

'I can't imagine who's going to sort out Labour's mess', says MP James Cleverly

The MP for Braintree says the new Conservative leader must be appointed quickly

'We should not be having a conversation about who the Labour party leader is,' claims Labour activist

'We should not be having a conversation about who the Labour party leader is,' claims Labour Momentum activist

'We should not be having a conversation about who the Labour party leader is'

Jeremy Corbyn support group activist Faduma Hassan believes Jeremy Corbyn could win a general election

'He is just not up to it,' says Labour MP Wes Streeting as he calls for Corbyn to go

'He is just not up to it,' says Labour MP Wes Streeting as he calls for Corbyn to go

'He is just not up to it' – Labour MP Wes Streeting calls for Corbyn to go

The MP for Ilford North lamented the political fallout in the Labour Party after the EU referendum vote

'The tories would have paid Hilary Benn to do this', says Ken Livingstone as he defends Jeremy Corbyn

'The tories would have paid Hilary Benn to do this', says Ken Livingstone as he defends Jeremy Corbyn

Livingstone backs Corbyn: 'The tories would have paid Hilary Benn to do this'

The former London Mayor believes Labour MPs recent resignations have been carefully planned

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

We're heading for 'very troubled and troubling times', says Alistair Campbell

We're heading for 'very troubled and troubling times', says Alistair Campbell

We're heading for 'very troubled and troubling times', says Alistair Campbell

The former aide to Tony Blair claims he wasn't convinced Remain would want on the night of the referendum

'Eventually we're going to replace the Labour Party', says deputy leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall

'Eventually we're going to replace the Labour Party,' says deputy leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall

'Eventually we're going to replace the Labour Party,' says deputy leader of UKIP

The EU referendum result has given UKIP a huge boost

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Jo Cox: Ken Livingstone warns of the dangers MP's face

Ken Livingstone warns of the dangers faced by politicians

Ken Livingstone warns of the dangers faced by politicians

The former London Mayor believes more violent crimes will continue

'She was a wonderful person', MP Barry Gardiner pays a moving tribute to Jo Cox

'She was a wonderful person', MP Barry Gardiner pays a moving tribute to Jo Cox

'She was a wonderful person', MP Barry Gardiner pays a moving tribute to Jo Cox

The Labour MP for Brent North speaks about MP Jo Cox

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jo Cox: 'I am deeply saddened to hear of her untimely death today', says policing expert Peter Bleksley

Jo Cox: 'I'm deeply saddened to hear of her untimely death', says policing expert Peter Bleksley

'I'm deeply saddened to hear of her untimely death today', says Peter Bleksley

Labour MP Jo Cox was attacked and has passed away in hospital

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

'They tried to shout them down, I find it quite distasteful', says MP Kate Hoey on Bob Geldof's comments

'He tried to shout them down, I find it distasteful', says MP Kate Hoey about Bob Geldof

Hoey slams Geldof: 'He tried to shout them down, I find it distasteful'

Nigel Farage brought a fleet of boats down the River Thames to urge Parliament to take control of our waters

'You have to be Jewish to be a Zionist', says Ken Livingstone over anti-Semitic row

'Hilter supported the Zionist movement', says Ken Livingstone as anti-Semitic row continues

'Hilter supported the Zionist movement', says Livingstone as row continues

Ken Livingstone has refused to apologise for comments he made about Hitler

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Labour MP for Bassetlaw John Mann spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about his decision to vote for leaving the EU ahead of the referendum

EU Referendum: 'The EU has had its day' - Labour's John Mann on why he's voting Leave

EU Referendum: 'The EU's had its day' - Labour's John Mann on voting Leave

The member for Bassetlaw says exiting the EU is the right choice for Britain's working class

Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Chilcot Report: Political expert highlights the potential fallout on former PM Tony Blair and the British Army

Chilcot Report: Former PM Tony Blair and the British Army likely to be 'hugely embarrassed'

Chilcot Report: Former PM Tony Blair and Army will be 'hugely embarrassed'

Political correspondent Matt Dathan says report will deliver an 'absolutely brutal' verdict

Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

'Put your money where your mouth is' - Andy Burnham calls for George Osborne to fulfill his claims on the 'northern powerhouse'

'Westminster has failed the north of England,' says Andy Burnham. 'George Osborne needs to put his money where his mouth is'

'Osborne needs to put his money where his mouth is,' says Andy Burnham

Key Labour politician believes Parliament has created an 'unequal country'

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ken Livingstone anti-Semitism row: 'A free meal out for anyone who can prove what I said was wrong', promises ex-London mayor

Ken Livingstone anti-Semitism row: 'A free meal out for anyone who can prove what I said was wrong', promises ex-London mayor

Ken Livingstone offers a free meal out to anyone who proves he is anti-Semitic

The former London mayor insists no media outlet has been able to stand up the claim

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

'Jeremy Corbyn must stay, he's a priceless asset for UKIP!', claims Nigel Farage

'Jeremy Corbyn must stay, he's a priceless asset for UKIP!', claims Nigel Farage

'Jeremy Corbyn must stay, he's a priceless asset for UKIP!', claims Nigel Farage

Party rival offers tongue in cheek defence of the beleaguered Labour leader

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

'Brave and courageous' - Keith Vaz hails Jeremy Corbyn for launching anti-Semitism inquiry

'Brave and courageous' - Keith Vaz hails Jeremy Corbyn for launching anti-Semitism inquiry

Keith Vaz hails Jeremy Corbyn for launching anti-Semitism inquiry

The MP for Leicester East supports the Labour leader's swift action

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

'Jeremy Corbyn indulges prejudice,' claims journalist Stephen Pollard

'Jeremy Corbyn indulges prejudice', claims journalist Stephen Pollard

'Jeremy Corbyn indulges prejudice', claims journalist Stephen Pollard

The journalist and author slammed the Labour leader for not taking appropriate action against discrimination in his party

'He has a track record of tackling anti-Semitism' - Neil Coyle MP defends John Mann's confrontation with Ken Livingstone

'He has a track record of tackling anti-Semitism' - Neil Coyle MP defends John Mann's confrontation with Ken Livingstone

Neil Coyle backs John Mann in Ken Livingstone anti-Semitism row

The pair had a well publicised TV argument

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

'With every word he damages the Labour Party' - Wes Streeting MP slams Ken Livingstone over Hitler comments

'With every word he damages the Labour Party' - Wes Streeting MP slams Ken Livingstone over Hitler comments

'With every word he damages the Labour Party', Streeting slams Livingstone

Former London mayor has now been suspended for his comments suggesting Hitler 'supported' Zionism

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