Labour MP describes the shadow chancellor as 'the Gerald Ratner of politics. Sells you things he doesn't believe himself'
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The head of Britain’s biggest trade union says the security services are involved in ‘dark practices’ against the Labour leader
The real disaffected in this country are the working people of the lower middle classes, the people who have seen their pensions shrink, whose children are still living at home in their thirties because they can’t afford a home. They don't want someone droning on about political prisoners in the third world
The Iraq war was supported by both major parties in Parliament, as was sweeping deregulation, as – despite the current Labour leader’s best efforts – was the Trident decision this week
As the two men go head to head for the leadership challenge, how similar or different are they
Almost half of Labour members will not give Jeremy Corbyn their first preference in this leadership contest. But with Owen Smith as his challenger, many will drift away from the party altogether
Corbyn's allies will portray Owen Smith as representing the ‘old politics’. But Corbyn is not as new as he was in last year’s leadership election and this is a different battle
It is the Labour Party bureaucracy, along with a truculent parliamentary Labour Party, that persists in undermining democratic processes and actively disenfranchising the membership
Which entity – the one recognised as legitimate by parliament or by the members – will be legally entitled to call itself ‘Labour’? Might ‘Labour’ feature in two or more competing forms – Labour vs Continuity Labour, for instance, or Labour vs Classic Labour vs Jerry C’s Labour Show?
'I’m very concerned. We haven’t heard the end of this. A lot of people joined the party in the last six months and will be extremely annoyed'
Mr Smith and fellow contender Angela Eagle will face pressure from MPs for one of them to drop out to maximise the chance of victory against current leader Jeremy Corbyn
'This legal challenge is very unhelpful and destabilising to the Labour Party,' says Tom Watson
It is impossible to avoid the fact that he was the prime minister who lost Britain’s advantageous position in Europe – in the EU but outside the euro – and who may have pushed Scotland out of the UK
My preferred government would always be a centrist Labour one. So my hopes were raised by the first vote at the National Executive and then dashed by the decisive vote
In the first of a two-part series, The Independent’s founding editor explains how the professionalisation of politics turned the business of Westminster into a brand, with dangerous consequences