Seeing Red

Seeing Red

by Dan Hodges / 31 Jul 2014

UKIP up, the Tories down, Ed crying into his Wensleydale, and Chuka, Umunna coming over the horizon. Things could be very different for Labour in 2015, writes Dan Hodges

Rabbit in the headlights

Rabbit in the headlights

by Dan Hodges / 04 Jun 2014

After last month’s elections Labour must ask itself some serious questions, but there’s little evidence the party knows the answers, says Dan Hodges

Is Ed Miliband lost?

Is Ed Miliband lost?

by Dan Hodges / 28 Nov 2013

It started so well, with Ed Miliband in shiny red armour, but since Eastleigh Labour’s knight has gone south – or has he?

Hague: Iraq has "raised the bar" for intervention

Hague: Iraq has "raised the bar" for intervention

by Dan Hodges / 27 Sep 2013

Inheriting the Foreign Office from David Miliband, William Hague stepped onto the world stage and into a storm of problems: relationships with numerous allies had cooled, and Taliban offences in Afghanistan had escalated. Dan Hodges talks to the foreign secretary about leading the UK out of post-imperial days, into the Arab Spring and beyond

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Cutting the cord: Is Miliband's gamble a gamble at all?

Cutting the cord: Is Miliband's gamble a gamble at all?

by Dan Hodges / 24 Jul 2013

Are conditions right for Ed Miliband to turn his bold words on trade union reform into action? Dan Hodges is not convinced

Ed Miliband is no Neil Kinnock

Ed Miliband is no Neil Kinnock

by Dan Hodges / 30 May 2013

Ed Miliband thinks he’s good for Labour, but Neil Kinnock could teach him a thing or two about leadership, believe it or not

Some last words from the left on Thatcher

Some last words from the left on Thatcher

by Dan Hodges / 08 May 2013

Even for some in Labour, the former PM has changed from being a distant, mythical figure to one of unique leadership

Who polices the policy?

Who polices the policy?

by Dan Hodges / 18 Mar 2013

As Labour takes its first tentative steps into policy proposals, where is the wider strategy to underpin them?

If Ed Miliband were prime minister...

If Ed Miliband were prime minister...

by Dan Hodges / 19 Feb 2013

It’s 2015, and David and Nick’s love-in has ended in divorce. The nation took One Nation to its heart, and Labour has won the election. What will ‘Red Ed’ Miliband do in his first days in office? Dan Hodges investigates

Winning words: the power of the slogan

Winning words: the power of the slogan

by Dan Hodges / 17 Jan 2013

What’s in a name? Or to be more precise, what’s in a slogan? Forget the manifesto: the right lines will win you the election

Cycle of Decline

Cycle of Decline

by Dan Hodges / 10 Jul 2014

Team Miliband know they’re losing the campaign and now they’re beginning to punch out at each other

Labour's poll goal

Labour's poll goal

by Dan Hodges / 09 Jan 2014

Topping the polls is essential for Labour's leader, argues Dan Hodges

Labour: Win, lose, draw

Labour: Win, lose, draw

by Dan Hodges / 01 Nov 2013

Everyone emerged from this year’s conferences on a high, but there were no political winners. Then again, there never are... 

What now after Labour's summer of discontent?

What now after Labour's summer of discontent?

by Dan Hodges / 20 Sep 2013

First came Syria, then the GMB desertion. Will conference give Ed Miliband a new start, or will it just be more of the same?

Revisiting old New haunts

Revisiting old New haunts

by Dan Hodges / 26 Jun 2013

Ed Miliband is finally ready to let New Labour rest in piece – now the left must follow his lead

Chuka Umunna: Rising star or Labour's Icarus?

Chuka Umunna: Rising star or Labour's Icarus?

by Dan Hodges / 22 May 2013

Is Streatham’s MP flying too close to the sun, asks Dan Hodges, or will he become a significant part of Labour’s future? A profile of a complex man

Trust me, I'm a spin doctor...

Trust me, I'm a spin doctor...

by Dan Hodges / 07 May 2013

Dan Hodges enters the addictive world of spin doctors, and discovers a brutal whirlwind of secrets, lies, and a whole lot of exhilaration

Will Osborne learn from last year's Budget?

Will Osborne learn from last year's Budget?

by Dan Hodges / 22 Feb 2013

This year, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will have learnt the lessons from 2012’s disastrous budget… won’t he?

PANIC! The anatomy of a political crisis

PANIC! The anatomy of a political crisis

by Dan Hodges / 28 Jan 2013

First there’s denial, then knee-jerk reaction, inaction and finally, meltdown. Dan Hodges dissects the terrifying onset of a great political panic

Time for Ed to stand and deliver

Time for Ed to stand and deliver

by Dan Hodges / 10 Dec 2012

Ed Miliband strengthened his position in 2012. He now needs to work out how to become the alternative PM