‘I watched the recent Newsnight interview with Yvette Cooper in amazement. How many people was she out to alienate?’ Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Who is really powerful in the British Labour party? Who wins votes, decides policies, commands budgets, doles out jobs? Who knows how to run something(...)

British Labour Party leadership candidate Yvette Cooper. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Gordon Brown has backed Yvette Cooper for the UKLabour Party leadership. The former prime minister’s office announced he had given the shadow home sec(...)

British Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The contest for the leadership of Britain’s Labour Party is being run rigorously and the result “will stand”, acting leader Harriet Harman has insiste(...)

Yvette Cooper: ‘The party does seem to be polarising between the different extremes. Divided parties don’t win.’ Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The British Labour Party’s leadership race is polarising the party and could lead to a split if Jeremy Corbyn wins, rival Yvette Cooper has warned. T(...)

British Labour Party leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Former Labour minister Pat Rabbitte has warned that the British Labour Party will be making a “big mistake” if it elects Jeremy Corbyn as leader. He s(...)

Tony Blair: directed his remarks at long-standing members and called on them to “save the party”. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Tony Blair has claimed Labour faces “annihilation” at the next general election and could fail to be in government again if Jeremy Corbyn becomes lead(...)

British Labour Party politician Jeremy Corbyn: “His leadership would be the opposite of top-down changes,” a spokesperson said. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has denied that he would reinstate clause IV of the British Labour Party constitution, which committed the p(...)

Jeremy Masding, chief executive of Permanent TSB accidentally revealed his notes at a press conference at the bank’s headquarters in Dublin, after an investigation has revealed that serious failures by the bank has led to people losing their homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Jeremy Masding, group chief executive of Permanent TSB rather publicly shared his presentation notes to self at yesterday’s press conference where (...)

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 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(...)