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‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Apr 2021
‘Starmer’s Labour has a fondness for abstaining on tricky decisions’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Starmer’s Labour has a fondness for abstaining on tricky decisions’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Mar 2021
The police, crime and sentencing bill explained
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
Getting to grips with . . .

The police, crime and sentencing bill explained

Labour and human rights groups oppose government’s planned crackdown on right to protest
15 Mar 2021
Are Labour knives out for Keir Starmer?
Keir Starmer on a visit to a community pharmacy vaccination centre
Behind the scenes

Are Labour knives out for Keir Starmer?

Local elections in May will be first major test of party’s ‘new management’
9 Feb 2021
Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU
Big Ben
In Depth

Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU

Long-awaited trade deal struck days before deadline
24 Dec 2020
British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot
Theresa Villiers arrives at 10 Downing Street for a cabinet meeting in November 2019.
In Brief

British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot

Trial begins today over alleged terror plot that ‘could have triggered World War Three’
27 Nov 2020
Labour hit by ‘exodus’ of members led by Corbyn supporters
Keir Starmer leaves the BBC after an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show.
In Brief

Labour hit by ‘exodus’ of members led by Corbyn supporters

Fall in party membership figures comes despite the new leader outperforming Boris Johnson in national polls
23 Nov 2020

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Was suspending Corbyn Starmer’s first big misstep?
Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Was suspending Corbyn Starmer’s first big misstep?

Former leader readmitted to party but will not have Labour whip restored
18 Nov 2020
Starmer: Biden’s victory offers ‘stark lessons’ to Labour
Keir Starmer leaves Millbank studios in central London.
In Brief

Starmer: Biden’s victory offers ‘stark lessons’ to Labour

UK opposition leader argues that broad coalition building can also help his own party regain power
9 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: the BBC cannot police ‘virtue-signalling’
Staff entering BBC Broadcasting House in London.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the BBC cannot police ‘virtue-signalling’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 30 October
30 Oct 2020
What comes next for Labour after the suspension of Corbyn?
Corbyn
In Brief

What comes next for Labour after the suspension of Corbyn?

Predictions of ‘civil war’ and ‘battle for party’s soul’ in the years ahead
30 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: school meals marks ‘looming political war’
A school chef serves cooked hot dinner to students on their lunch break
In Depth

Instant Opinion: school meals marks ‘looming political war’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 27 October
27 Oct 2020
Police investigating Keir Starmer over crash with cyclist
Keir Starmer is shown around Barford Park Farm in Sailsbury.
In Brief

Police investigating Keir Starmer over crash with cyclist

Labour leader quizzed at London police station after rider taken to hospital
27 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Britain needs ‘bold British foreign policy’
Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Britain needs ‘bold British foreign policy’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 26 October
26 Oct 2020
Johnson planning ‘climbdown’ over Christmas school meals
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Johnson planning ‘climbdown’ over Christmas school meals

Insiders reveal funding boost plan as Tories accuse PM of misreading public mood about Marcus Rashford’s campaign
26 Oct 2020
Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill
Labour leader Keir Starmer
In Brief

Starmer hit by Labour revolt over ‘licence to kill’ bill

The party leader is facing a string of resignations over whip to abstain on ‘spycops’ legislation
16 Oct 2020
Who in Labour is backing a second lockdown - and who is not?
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
In Brief

Who in Labour is backing a second lockdown - and who is not?

Many of the party’s northern mayors have spoken out against new coronavirus rules
15 Oct 2020
Unite cuts Labour funding in warning to ‘centrist’ Starmer
Keir Starmer speaks to the media after a visit to an NHS project in London.
In Brief

Unite cuts Labour funding in warning to ‘centrist’ Starmer

Party’s biggest donor warns leader not to move too far from the left
7 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Labour ‘needs to be braver’ to win Britain
Keir Starmer during a visit to Walsall football club
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Labour ‘needs to be braver’ to win Britain

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 30 September
30 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Starmer’s ‘most effective sound is silence’
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Starmer’s ‘most effective sound is silence’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 22 September
22 Sep 2020
How Keir Starmer could win back Labour’s heartlands
Keir Starmer
In Depth

How Keir Starmer could win back Labour’s heartlands

Party leader targets lost voters with pitch to patriotism and competence
22 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: can Britain ‘handle the EU’?
European Union
In Depth

Instant Opinion: can Britain ‘handle the EU’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 10 September
10 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Tories should hope that Trump loses’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Tories should hope that Trump loses’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 9 September
9 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson prefers no-deal to ‘surrender’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson prefers no-deal to ‘surrender’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 4 September
4 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘a closed mind is key to a happy life’
coronavirus
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘a closed mind is key to a happy life’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 3 September
3 Sep 2020
Debate: is Keir Starmer making Labour great again?
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Debate: is Keir Starmer making Labour great again?

Labour leader’s pitch to competence and trust sees his party gaining on Tories in the polls
2 Sep 2020
Five things we learned from new book on Corbyn’s Labour
Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Five things we learned from new book on Corbyn’s Labour

From disastrous election polling to splits between old ‘comrades’ over anti-Semitism
24 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 11 August
11 Aug 2020
Union set to cut Labour funding over anti-Semitism payouts
Len McCluskey
In Brief

Union set to cut Labour funding over anti-Semitism payouts

Leader of party’s biggest donor calls whistle-blower settlements an ‘abuse of members’ money’
3 Aug 2020
Starmer vs. Corbyn: how civil war could sink Labour
Keir Starmer and Jeremy Corybn
In Depth

Starmer vs. Corbyn: how civil war could sink Labour

The party may be ‘under new management’ - but the old guard isn’t going quietly
24 Jul 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Labour anti-Semitism trial
Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about Labour anti-Semitism trial

Keir Starmer facing down party’s Corbynite wing in battle over Panorama documentary
23 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Labour can’t win by ‘pandering to right’
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Labour can’t win by ‘pandering to right’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 16 July
16 Jul 2020
Labour: could a ‘wealth tax’ help pay off coronavirus costs?
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Labour: could a ‘wealth tax’ help pay off coronavirus costs?

Shadow chancellor says those with ‘broadest shoulders’ should pick up pandemic tab
6 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: hospitals prepping for pubs reopening
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: hospitals prepping for pubs reopening

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 3 July
3 Jul 2020