Hugh Gaitskell, speech on nuclear disarmament, Labour party conference, October 1960.
Margaret Thatcher, Brighton bomb speech, Conservative party conference, October 1984.
Neil Kinnock, Militant speech, Labour party conference, October 1985.
Sir Geoffrey Howe, resignation speech, House of Commons, November 1990.
Three more speeches that didn't quite make our top ten.
Robin Cook, resignation speech, House of Commons, March 2003.
David Cameron, leadership bid, Conservative party conference, October 2005.
Tony Blair, last conference speech, Labour party conference, September 2006.
The New Statesman's top ten UK political speeches.
Victor Grayson is always the first name mentioned in Colne Valley, elected in a 1907 by-election as an Independent Socialist, only to be defeated in 1910 and disappear in 1920.
An interview with Jon Cruddas
When I became the editor of the New Statesman in 1998, several readers protested after I appointed Cristina Odone, a prominent Roman Catholic, as my deputy.
2015 – David Cameron’s Tories have been in power for
five years, Britain is ravaged by deep cuts,
David Cameron's opposition to electoral reform means the Conservatives are once more the party of th
The Tories are aggressively targeting Ed Balls's seat
"Brown can't win" will become a self-fulfilling prophecy unless Labour casts it aside.
Over Easter 1968 the MP for Wolverhampton South-West, Enoch Powell, went down with a heavy cold. He had been planning to deliver a speech to a Tory group in his native Birmingham. He had even prepared a text for the press.
It seemed timely, with the Grand War Criminal about to appear before Chilcot, for those of us on the side of the angels to hammer out our precise justifications for a war, should we desire one.
In a democracy, so Robert Worcester, founder of MORI, tells us, public opinion is king.
Political parties need to leave the old command-and-control structures behind
First cut is the deepest
Neither main party has a convincing policy for growth
In the build-up to the invasion of Iraq, our prime minister insisted that he didn’t want war – yet h
New Labour has proved capitalism's best defence against social-democratic change
Marmaduke Constable MP fought at Flodden Field in 1513 and was a knight of the shire for Yorkshire, then for Warwickshire.
When Britain signed the EC Landfill Directive in 1999, we should have entered an era in which waste-
The head of the Environment Agency favours tough action against polluters – but won’t support puniti
We’re only beginning to understand where waste actually comes from, and how to go about reducing it
It is safe to say our leader-in-waiting, as probably the only non-scholarship boy in Eton's (to use one of the few Americanisms I can abide) storied history to have housed a Corby trouser press in his room, might be described