Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn

Peter Bingle: It's time for Tom Watson to show us what he is made of

20 March 2017

Labour's deputy leader has blown apart the illusion of an uneasy unity between himself and Jeremy Corbyn.

Theresa May

Simon Lancaster: It's time to bin the misleading EU metaphors

16 March 2017

Theresa May was right to say to the House of Commons that we should stop talking about divorce from the EU.

Nicola Sturgeon

James Millar: Second referendum will be darker and grittier than the first

13 March 2017

Nicola Sturgon is rebooting the franchise with her call for a second independence referendum.

Jeremy Corbyn

Abi Wilkinson: Labour must get back to basics to win over voters

10 March 2017

Jeremy Corbyn and his comrades need to rediscover how to talk about power in a convincing way.

Jeremy Corbyn

How the Hampstead Socialist lost out to the Islington Socialist

13 February 2017

Hampstead used to be home of the Labour intelligentsia, but Islington appears to have wrested the title from its north London neighbour.

Dan Jarvis

Dan Jarvis interview: There’s nothing progressive about ignoring the concerns of voters

22 January 2017

After the intense media storm over his leadership challenge that never was, Dan Jarvis has kept a low profile in Westminster. But the former paratrooper is returning to the frontline of politics as he takes on the government over child poverty targets

Yvette Cooper

Yvette Cooper interview: Labour can make a progressive argument for ending free movement

16 December 2016

Her husband may have sparkled on the dance floor, but now Yvette Cooper is waltzing into the political spotlight as the new chair of the Home Affairs Committee.

Theresa May by Rosa Prince

Book review: Theresa May, The Enigmatic Prime Minister

10 March 2017

Rosa Prince’s instantaneous biography attempts to understand what makes Theresa May tick - and how she reached the top of the Tory party.

Michael Gove launches his leadership bid at the Center for Policy Studies

To be or not to be satirised: how politicians get the Shakespeare treatment

6 March 2017

Michael Gove is one of many politicians to have been compared to a Shakespeare character - as the RSC’s ‘Draw New Mischief’ exhibition makes clear.

Tiff Stevenson

Interview: Comedian Tiff Stevenson on how to own Piers Morgan

27 February 2017

Stevenson talks about her political journey, taking on your enemies  - and parallels between Donald Trump and Bridget Jones.