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Has the Labour left lost its Compass?

16 June 2009
New Labour’s devastation in the European and county council elections has led some commentators to speculate whether the party is finished as a political force in Britain.

The crooks in Brown’s new cabinet

09 June 2009
Ten ministers have gone from Gordon Brown’s corrupt government – so far.

Ministers desert sinking ship as Labour crisis grows

05 June 2009
Gordon Brown’s government is staggering towards its grave. This is clear even before the European and local election results are known. The resignations of James Purnell, Hazel Blears and John Hutton – all supporters of former premier Tony Blair – were designed to provoke a coup to topple Brown.

Reshuffle won’t stop the rot at heart of parliament

02 June 2009
The Labour government is making noises about reforming parliament to try and offset the fury over the expenses scandal.

Gordon Brown is in big trouble

05 May 2009
Gordon Brown’s future as prime minister was again thrown into question last week as current and former cabinet ministers attacked him.

Labour expenses row is hotting up

05 May 2009
The row over MPs’ expenses just won’t go away.

Unite’s shadowy links with New Labour

21 April 2009
Sections of the Unite union have become further embroiled in New Labour’s attempts to set up a website to smear the Tories.

The hollow shell of Labour

14 April 2009
One of the first scandals to hit the New Labour government came in 1998. Members of Tony Blair’s inner circle were caught on tape boasting about how they could sell access to government ministers and create tax breaks for their clients.

New Labour’s expensive scam

24 March 2009
Millions of people across Britain struggle through decaying public transport systems every morning to get to work.

Labour’s popularity goes totally zombie

24 February 2009
The much vaunted "Brown bounce", which was supposed to see a revival of the prime minister’s fortunes, has flattened out leaving him looking like the living dead.

Lord Moonie: new troubles for New Labour

17 February 2009
A small flat in south London seems to be a place close to the heart of senior Labour politicians.

New Labour peers paid fees by business lobbyists

27 January 2009
There are many odd things about the House of Lords. One minor anomaly is that lords don’t get paid a salary.

Challenges facing Gordon Brown’s bounce

11 November 2008
The surest thing to emerge from Labour’s surprise victory last week in the Glenrothes by-election is that Alex Salmond doesn’t walk on water any more. The leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and first minister of Scotland has dominated politics north of the border for the past few years.

Can Gordon Brown bounce?

28 October 2008
There is talk of a renewed "Brown bounce" ahead of next week’s Glenrothes by-election as polls show increasing support for Gordon Brown’s handling of the economic crisis.

Labour is still cosying up to the ultra-rich

28 October 2008
Gordon Brown’s latest answer to the recession is to spend his way out of it. Having defended the dogma of the free market for the past ten years, he has now shifted to talk of state intervention and Keynesian economics.

New Labour’s murky ‘coalition’

21 October 2008
Some commentators have taken recent noises emanating from Downing Street as an indication of a "leftwards shift" by the government.

Desperate Gordon Brown brings back New Labour hatchet man

07 October 2008
Gordon Brown’s spin doctors rushed to proclaim that Peter Mandelson’s shock return to the cabinet last week underscored the prime minister’s "pro-business" stance at a time of growing economic turmoil.

New Labour’s affair with the super rich

30 September 2008
The sheer scale of the global financial crisis has forced Gordon Brown and the government into making a few critical noises about "excesses" in the City and corporate greed.

New Labour whitewash at the party fringe

23 September 2008
You wouldn’t have known that both the Labour Party and the economy faced serious problems from some of the fringe meetings at the conference.

Gordon Brown reassures the rich that he’s still on their side

23 September 2008
Despite the economic turmoil unleashed by the banks last week, Gordon Brown has signaled that New Labour’s love affair with finance and big business will continue.

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