Autumn Budget 2017: How did Corbyn respond?

  This is the third Budget to which Jeremy Corbyn has responded as Labour leader, but it is the first since he became the self-styled ‘Prime Minister in waiting’. June’s General Election fundamentally altered the fortunes of the leaders of our two main political parties, to such a degree that a few weeks ago we …

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What can the US midterm elections tell us about the UK parties’ prospects?

  Elections are almost constant in American politics, and preparing for them is one of the least pleasant parts of any elected representative’s role. On the national political stage in the House and Senate, staffers allocate multiple hours per day to fundraising calls with a view to the next electoral cycle, no matter how far …

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Conference Preview: Labour

  Labour heads to Brighton in better spirits than could have been imagined before Theresa May called June’s General Election. Having surpassed expectations in that contest, Jeremy Corbyn finds himself with greater job security than at any time in his leadership. And for the first time, his claims to be at the helm of a …

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