Labour conference

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I have a new job, but the thought of universal credit still gives me anxiety | Sharron Spice
Jeremy Hunt’s plans to toughen the rules for universal credit are nonsensical, says Sharron Spice, who is in her 30s and lives in London

Sharron Spice

19, Oct, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Buoyant Labour is beginning to tingle with anticipation at the prospect of taking power | Andrew Rawnsley
Sir Keir Starmer’s team hasn’t entirely banished fear of failure, but the party conference was mainly characterised by rising hope

Andrew Rawnsley

15, Oct, 2023 @7:02 AM

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Labour to omit funding of social care reform from manifesto and scale back Lords plans
Dismay as key proposals are downsized in order to make election offer to voters ‘bombproof’

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

15, Oct, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Protester who poured glitter on Keir Starmer says sorry for touching him
Yaz Ashmawi says that ‘if even for a second he was worried about his safety then that is horrible’

Kiran Stacey and Ben Quinn

13, Oct, 2023 @4:37 PM

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Digested week: When should we talk to children about the very worst things? | Emma Brockes
This week’s events make me wonder how long I can keep stalling. Plus, Keir Starmer’s Jason Bourne moment

Emma Brockes

13, Oct, 2023 @12:24 PM

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For Labour to reach alienated working-class voters, Starmer needs to treat them less like tools | Aditya Chakrabortty
The likely next PM will never win over ‘working people’ while his party cosies up to corporations and betrays the unions, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty

12, Oct, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Pressure on Reeves to drop Labour opposition to higher wealth taxes
Union leaders and MPs on left of party say UK’s finances must be improved by taxing very richest

Richard Partington and Rowena Mason

12, Oct, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Why Labour will be pleased that ‘boring’ was the buzzword of conference
MPs stayed on-message, fringe events were packed and businesses wanted to get involved at a conference that passed by with barely a hitch

Pippa Crerar, Peter Walker and Kiran Stacey

11, Oct, 2023 @6:59 PM

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The Guardian view on Labour’s housing plan: a promising start to addressing an age-old problem | Editorial
Editorial: Sir Keir Starmer’s talk of ‘bulldozing’ obstacles to development is a refreshing contrast to Rishi Sunak’s cowardly retreat from the challenge


11, Oct, 2023 @6:10 PM

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Keir Starmer’s speech: Labour has to ignore the glitter and go for gold | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the opposition leader’s keynote address at the party conference in Liverpool

11, Oct, 2023 @5:01 PM

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Labour will ignore local opposition if it has to deliver more homes, says Starmer – as it happened
Keir Starmer says planning is ‘too localised’ and a Labour government would take a ‘wider’ view

Andrew Sparrow

11, Oct, 2023 @4:25 PM

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A victory lap for Starmer, now officially a member of the glitterati | John Crace
Standing ovations all round as Labour conference wraps up and many luxuriate in the feeling of a party poised to take power

John Crace

11, Oct, 2023 @2:47 PM

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