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Francis Beckett

The Spider Woman bites back

Lady Hale, former president of the Supreme Court, remains as calm and steadfast as ever. But, as her much-praised book indicates, we haven't heard the last of her measured voice.

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In praise of Diane Abbott

She is one of the most maligned and mocked politicians of our age. But the pioneering MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington has a record worthy of greater respect.

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The volunteers stuck in a vaccine maze

FRANCIS BECKETT took part in a medical trial for a vaccine that has yet to get approval. He and others have been left in a strange limbo – jabbed, yet not jabbed.

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Why it's time for Labour to divorce the unions

It's not a case of simply wanting to gerrymander the left, says Labour historian FRANCIS BECKETT, just that the traditional arrangement no longer suits either group

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Is Labour losing its religion?

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Who will follow Len McCluskey in leading Unite?

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Boris Johnson: Liar of the land

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The inside story of how Labour botched its anti-Semitism crisis

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What Lexiteers got wrong about Brexit

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The inside story of the election defeat that doomed Labour and sealed Brexit

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How the lurch to the left could have gone right

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How to lose friends who alienate people - how populism has taken over right-wing politics

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The 1945 Rising: What Labour can learn about winning a majority after a crisis

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We are being fattened up for a one-way trade deal with Trump

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This should be our 1945 moment... but we may only get 1918 instead

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Keir Starmer - The man to run Labour’s faction factory?

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FRANCIS BECKETT: Blame us baby boomers for Brexit

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Why Keir Starmer has the Labour leadership race all sewn up already

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Second referendum is all that can save Corbyn from oblivion

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In the world of Trump and Brexit is a mood music Mosley would have warmed to

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