Jeremy Corbyn could be the Labour leadership candidate of the left. Photo: Flickr/stopwar.org.uk
Could Jeremy Corbyn MP be Labour's leadership candidate of the left?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 03 June 19:05

A late alternative option has emerged for Labour's next leader: the ardent socialist, Jeremy Corbyn.

Unite boss Len McCluskey addresses the TUC. Photo: Getty Images
Are the trade unions really signing up 1,000 members a day to vote in the Labour leadership election?
By Stephen Bush - 03 June 17:42

You should never trust a round number in politics, and this one in particular looks fishy.

Suspended in inaction: Prince Charles (1980) by Bryan Organ.
From the archive: Christopher Hitchens on Prince Charles
By Christopher Hitchens - 03 June 17:04

First published 21 December 1979.

Ex-Lib Dem minister Jo Swinson: “When we went into coalition, I knew it might be impossible to win my seat”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 03 June 16:02

The coalition minister who lost her Scottish seat at the election reflects on her party’s defeat.

Struggling white working-class students are good news for Ukip. Photo: Phil Boorman
Failing schools provide Ukip with their supporters of tomorrow
By Tim Wigmore - 03 June 15:28

White working-class boys do worse than anyone else at school.

The late Charles Kennedy, pictured at his 2001 election rally for the Liberal Democrats. Photo: Sion Touhig/Getty Images
Leader: Remembering Charles Kennedy
By New Statesman - 03 June 14:49

Everyone can be wise after the event; Kennedy was often wise before it.

According to the Sutton Trust, white boys from deprived areas have the worst academic attainment. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Leader: Our educational system is failing working class boys
By New Statesman - 03 June 14:45

What the Sutton Trust calls “Missing Talent” is especially prevalent among the white working class, whose educational performance is worse than any other demographic group’s.

David Cameron and his childcare minister, Sam Gyimah, pictured in 2013. Photo: Getty Images
What next for childcare?
By Hollie Warren - 03 June 14:31

Now the bidding war is over, the government must turn its attention to what it will do for the under-5s.

The PM effortlessly controlled the first session of the new term.
PMQs review: Cameron in charge as he lashes Labour over "aspiration"
By George Eaton - 03 June 13:39

The PM effortlessly controlled the first session of the new term. 

The SNP secured 50 per cent of the vote but took 95 per cent of Scotland's seats. Photo: Getty Images
The time is right for Labour to embrace electoral reform
By Katie Ghose - 03 June 13:38

The electoral system has always been unfair and undemocratic - but now it could shut Labour out for generations. The time is right to embrace reform. 

For sale signs line a street. Photo: Getty Images
Housing in London faces a crisis point: only the right Mayor of London can fix it
By Alan Strickland - 03 June 12:55

Housing is one of the biggest challenges we face in London. I'm backing Tessa Jowell as the politician who can do something about it.

Tessa Jowell waits stage-side at Labour Party conference. Photo: Getty Images
Can anyone stop Tessa Jowell?
By Stephen Bush - 03 June 8:00

Labour's disappointing showing in London has recalibrated that party's Mayoral race - and the winner is Tessa Jowell.

Sepp Blatter celebrates his re-election last month in Zurich. Photo: Getty Images
Sepp Blatter stands down as Fifa president
By New Statesman - 02 June 18:03

Sepp Blatter, the controversial chief of Fifa, has resigned.

Ben Bradshaw, a candidate for the vacant post of deputy Labour leader. Photo: Getty Images
Defeated parliamentary candidates call on Labour MPs to back Ben Bradshaw
By Stephen Bush - 02 June 16:50

In an open letter to the New Statesman, 14 defeated PPCs from the South and East of England have asked the parliamentary Labour party to put Ben Bradshaw on the ballot paper.

Striking gardeners demonstrate in central London. Photo: Getty
The Conservatives' attacks on trade unions are an attack on our most fundamental freedoms
By Owen Smith - 02 June 15:49

In seeking to undermine the Labour Party, the Tories are putting our most fundamental freedoms at risk.

Andy Burnham picks up 16 more nominations
By Stephen Bush - 02 June 13:56

Andy Burnham has secured a half-century of nominations, including his first from outside Wales and the North of England.

Cammell Laird apprentice Bryn Jones, aged 19, works on a grinding machine at the company's shipyard where he is learning traditional ship building skills. Photo: Getty Images
Apprenticeships come with a price tag that politicians won't tell you about
By Freddie Whittaker - 02 June 11:11

In theory, apprenticeships are great news. But they pose great danger to adult education in England.

Liz Kendall at the launch of Labour's health manifesto. Photo: Getty Images
“I didn't see any point in pretending”: profile of Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall
By Stephen Bush - 02 June 9:54

At the beginning of the year, even some of Labour's activists didn't know who she was. In just a few months, she could be the party's leader. But who exactly is Liz Kendall?

Charles Kennedy, pictured here in the closing days of the Scottish referendum campaign, has died. Photo: Getty Images
Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat leader, dies at 55
By New Statesman - 02 June 7:00

Charles Kennedy, who as Liberal Democrat leader took his party to their best result since the 1920s in 2005, has died suddenly at home.

Ahead of Brussels visit, leadership candidate says he will "learn the lessons of the Scottish independence referendum" by not joining forces with the Tories.
Burnham promises to establish pro-EU Labour group separate from the Tories
By George Eaton - 02 June 0:00

Ahead of Brussels visit, leadership candidate says he will "learn the lessons of the Scottish independence referendum" by not joining forces with the Conservatives. 

MPs consider alternatives after "break clause" is rejected by acting leader Harman.
Could Labour still make it easier to remove its leader?
By George Eaton - 01 June 15:16

MPs consider alternatives after "break clause" is rejected by acting leader Harman. 

Anti-Conservative protesters. Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty
What's wrong with political correctness?
By Laurie Penny - 01 June 15:07

It’s easy to criticise call-out culture. It’s harder to look into your own heart and ask if you can do better.

Labour's pink bus visits Redcar. Photo:Getty
Women at Westminster: 191 down, 459 to go
By James Nickerson - 01 June 14:25

There are more men in parliament today than there have been women throughout history. 

Business Secretary Sajid Javid heads to a meeting of the Cabinet. Photo: Getty Images
Do the Conservatives have an 11-point lead?
By Stephen Bush - 01 June 13:19

The Conservatives aren't 11 points ahead of Labour. And, to be frank, if they were, that's the least of Labour's problems.

The Falinge estate in Rochdale, often cited as one of the most deprived areas of the UK. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty
Growing injustice: six myths about inequality
By Danny Dorling - 01 June 12:34

We need to see things as they are, not as a few with great wealth would have the rest of us believe.

Labour campaigners in Finchley. The party went down to a heavy defeat. Photo: Getty Images
Labour's relationship with Britain's Jews is at a low ebb. Can it be rebuilt?
By Daniel Elton - 01 June 10:07

Labour's bond with the Jewish community is at breaking point. What's to be done about it?

Andy Burnham addresses Labour party conference. Photo: Getty Images
Southern discomfort: does it matter that Andy Burnham can't get the support of MPs in the South?
By Stephen Bush - 01 June 7:54

Andy Burnham is still waiting for the support of an MP south of Warrington. Does it matter?

Labour leadership candidate becomes the first to formally pass the nominations threshold of 35.
Burnham confirms frontrunner status as he gains eight new MP supporters
By George Eaton - 31 May 19:00

Labour leadership candidate becomes the first to formally pass the nominations threshold of 35. 

A Labour canvassser out on the campaign trail. Photo: Getty Images
If people don't trust Labour with their wallets, we'll never get their votes
By Chris Leslie - 31 May 10:49

We created a false impression that we somehow wanted the state to run, control or own multiple markets – rather than champion their repair. That must never happen again.

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