Andy Burnham was speaking after warnings by his leadership rivals Liz Kendall, right, and Yvette Cooper that Labour needed to guard against being a party run only by men. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Britsh Labour Party leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has moved to silence critics who have accused his campaign’s supporters of sexism by pledging to a(...)

New wine in old bottles

It is often said that generals going to war tend to refight their last war, and economists, the last depression. And there is indeed a strong sense th(...)

Labour leadership contenders Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn during a debate on BBC. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Liz Kendall has ruled out standing aside in the Labour leadership contest to help block the growing challenge from hard-left candidate Jeremy Corbyn. (...)

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn after giving an address at London’s Royal College of Nursing where he set out an economic plan involving higher taxes on the rich and businesses. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

When Jeremy Corbyn joined the race to become the next Labour leader he did not exude confidence about his prospects, admitting he was only entering th(...)

British Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn in central London on Wednesday after delivering a speech. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Tony Blair has issued a stark warning to the British Labour Party not to repeat the mistakes of the 1980s which consigned it to 18 years in opposition(...)

British Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn addressing delegates at the recent annual conference of the GMB union in Dublin. Mr Corbyn will campaign on an anti-austerity platform in after a last-minute surge saw him secure the support needed for a place on the party’s leadership ballot. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Veteran leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn will campaign on an anti-austerity platform in the British Labour Party leadership race after a last-minute surge saw(...)

British Labour Party MPs Jeremy Corbyn, Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham, Mary Creagh and Liz Kendall at the GMB union’s annual conference at Citywest in Dublin. All five are runnning for leadership of the party. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Five British Labour Party politicians sat on a stage in Dublin’s Citywest on Tuesday, seeking votes from 1,000 delegates of a major British trade unio(...)

 Andy Burnham: won much favour in Liverpool when he helped to bring about an official inquiry into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, which left 96 people dead: Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Andy Burnham: Current favourite in the race, but the Liverpudlian could struggle to get rid of the shadow of his service in Gordon Brown’s cabinet. Ma(...)

Labour also faces questions about its ability to be a British-wide party in an era of growing nationalism that has put paid to its operations, for now, in Scotland. Photograph: Getty Images

In defeat, dignity – preferably with humour thrown in. Ed Miliband managed both on Thursday when he stood to speak for the first time in the House of (...)

A photograph  of  May 29th, 2015 shows Fifa president Sepp Blatter gesturing during the association’s congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter was re-elected to his Fifa position  that day despite international pressure to step down.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Here is a timeline of the scandal that has engulfed Fifa in recent years. December 2010 Russia is awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qata(...)