Michael Foot

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Shirley Williams at a Labour Party conference in Wembley in 1981. Photograph: PA

British politician Shirley Williams, who changed the country’s political landscape in 1981 by quitting the Labour Party to co-found the Social Democr(...)

Britain’s  Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to the media as he leaves his home, following his party’s  dire results in the general election. Photograph: Tom Nicholson

Jeremy Corbyn announced he would not lead Labour into the next election after losing a swath of seats in the party’s northern heartlands to the Tories(...)

Red, white and blue: Not every sane contributor needs to be complemented by a lunatic. Captain America can avoid that trap.

I like the Chris Evans who plays Captain America. He’s my favourite famous Chris Evans. In interviews he has always seemed reasonable, amusing and mor(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Mick Jagger: both he and Jeremy Corbyn are frauds when it comes to Brexit. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

In the days following Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50 last March, Mick Jagger sat down to write a pair of songs that would capture “the anxiety(...)

Jeremy Corbyn at the launch in Bradford of the Labour Party manifesto for the General Election. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Much of Labour’s manifesto was already familiar after last week’s leak of a draft version but the full document highlights the starkness of the choic(...)

The general election manifesto published by the British Labour Party is by common consent the most leftwing in a generation, compared – not kindly – t(...)

Jeremy Corbyn: defended Labour’s leaked manifesto, which promises to renationalise the railways, the Royal Mail and part of the energy market and to build 100,000 new council homes a year. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Theresa May will on Friday accuse Jeremy Corbyn of seeking to drag Britain back to the 1970s and deserting “proud and patriotic working-class people” (...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn walks with Labour Party activists as he leaves his home to cast his vote at a polling station at Pakeman Primary School in Islington on June 23, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The first time I met Jeremy Corbyn he asked me whether I was from the North or South of Ireland. I told him I was from the East of Ireland. Jez looked(...)

Emmanuel Macron standing with a  bodyguard in Paris on Monday. He is the best-liked and least hated politician in France. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The British state noticed Emmanuel Macron before the voters of France did. Trained in the Cartesian style to be at equal ease with numbers and ideas, (...)

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