Alastair Benn

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer poses for a portrait on the beach during an area visit on September 27, 2021 in Worthing, West Sussex. Labour return to Brighton for their in-person 2021 conference from Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 September. This will be Keir Starmer's first conference as party Leader.

Keir Starmer’s speech is a breakthrough

Starmer is under no illusion that the journey back to power will be easy. But his sections on crime, education and the promise of scientific innovation in healthcare were powerfully delivered.

ewly appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries leaves 10 Downing Street as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is conducting a reshuffle of his top ministerial team

In defence of Nadine Dorries

The new Secretary for Culture has received criticism for appearing on I’m A Celeb in 2012, but what is more cultural than reality television?