Tom Watson’s decision not to stand again as an MP demonstrates that Labour Party moderates have lost the battle with far-left supporters of Jeremy Corbyn for the soul of the party, writes Ayesha Hazarika.
Jeremy Corbyn out-smarted Dominic Cummings’ alleged plan for Boris Johnson to call a general election after a no-deal Brexit, but Labour is still staring at defeat in the looming snap poll, writes Ayesha Hazarika.
The chances that MPs will prevent a no-deal Brexit don’t look good and, while there are hopeful signs in the level of public opposition, Remainers should steel themselves for a long fight, writes Ayesha Hazarika.
This week, I found myself meeting with some bright young centrist political advisors and there was only one topic in town. Who will win the Lib Dem leadership? Only kidding. It’s all about Boris Johnson, innit.
Holidays can be dangerous in politics. Everyone was so relieved to have a break that everything shut down – apart from Nigel Farage and the Brexit party, who made hay while their political opponents lay in the sun, writes Ayesha Hazarika.
Nicola Sturgeon, Vince Cable and Caroline Lucas are the only leaders to have shown any courage on Brexit, but backbenchers like Caroline Spelman and Jack Dromey have also shown their mettle, writes Ayesha Hazarika.