Books: Mexican magic realism

Published: October 11, 2016
Written by Sarah Gellner

Pierced By The Sun by Laura Esquivel AmazonCrossing £8.99   Mexico City, the setting for this novel, is like London stretched to the nth degree; so grubby, so socially and …

The Diary

Published: October 11, 2016
Written by John Street

Monster’s ball Theresa May appears to have recognised that the Black and White Ball, the ultra-lavish annual Tory fund-raiser where table places go for up to £1,500 a head, may …

The Union Card

Published: October 10, 2016
Written by Len McCluskey

The Tories gather in Birmingham following a Labour Party conference which opened with what we hope is not an annual event – a Labour leadership election result – and was …

Fathers and Their Daughters

Published: October 4, 2016
Written by Harold Elletson
Horst Kasner and Hubert Brasier

I have never felt so ashamed for having once been a Tory MP as when I heard the Prime Minister address the Conservative Party conference on Sunday. Wearing a black …

Corbyn maps out ‘road of advance’

Published: September 28, 2016
Written by Ian Hernon

Jeremy Corbyn wound up the Labour conference in Liverpool by saying that the movement must now focus on forming the next government. After months of splits, divisions and in-fighting, he …

Don’t it always seem to go…

Published: September 28, 2016
Written by Andrew Rosthorn
Helen Mountfield QC

In a skeleton argument for next month’s High Court battle against the government, Helen Mountfield QC has listed the human rights we will forfeit in a Brexit without parliamentary approval. …

As I Please: Martin Rowson

Published: September 26, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

In 1976, after James Callaghan won the Labour Leadership contest to succeed Harold Wilson, Labour’s former deputy leader Roy Jenkins resigned as an MP to become President of the European …

Disunity at the heart of the EU

Published: September 26, 2016
Written by Kate Holman

European leaders took time to stop and reflect on the future of the continent in Bratislava last week at a meeting of the heads of 27 EU governments – without …

Undercurrents: Joy Johnson

Published: September 26, 2016
Written by Joy Johnson

At last Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQs) Jeremy Corbyn heard a sound that up until then had been absent from the Commons Chamber – the sound of cheering from …

Labour must commit to equal education for all

Published: September 24, 2016
Written by Graham Lane

The return of grammar and secondary modern schools is inexplicable, even to many Tories. Why the Conservatives want to bring back Grammar schools – and with them, of course, Secondary …

Film: Who owns a film festival?

Published: September 24, 2016
Written by Neil Young

What’s left of the socialist spirit of one of Europe’s pioneering cinema showcases? On one level, we could airily suggest that a festival is ‘owned’ by its audience, the people …

News In Brief

Published: September 23, 2016
Written by Tribune web editor

By-elections after the death of Labour MP Jo Cox and the resignation of former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron will be held on 20 October. Mrs Cox was killed in …

No Brexit talks for a year

Published: September 23, 2016
Written by James Douglas

Former European Council president Herman Van Rompuy warned that substantive Brexit talks between the UK and the rest of the EU are unlikely to start much before the end of …

Out And About: Cary Gee

Published: September 19, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

The UK Parliament boasts more ‘out’ LGBT members than any other parliament in the world. I was recently commissioned to interview some of them for the gay glossy magazine Pride …