On 16 October, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb. We don't know who killed her, but we do know that she devoted her life to exposing corruption - including vital work on the Panama Papers scandal.
Her killing is an attack not just on her, but on journalistic freedom, on freedom of speech and on democracy.
I wrote to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson last week to express my deep concern and to ask the Government to urge Malta to make sure Ms Caruana Galizia's death is properly investigated. I'm still waiting for a reply.
It can be tempting to copy someone else's ideas and pass them off as your own. Theresa May seems to have done just that for her speech to Conservative Party Conference today, with a line from American TV drama The West Wing. It looks like she, or one of her speechwriters, is an Aaron Sorkin fan. Compare the (fictional) President Jed Bartlet with the (still real, just about) Prime Minister Theresa May.Read more
My speech to Labour Party Annual Conference, Brighton 2017Read more
Some gambling companies, driven by greed, are deliberately targeting our poorest communities even as hundreds of thousands of lives are ruined by addiction.Read more
Hello everyone, good afternoon. It is a genuine pleasure to be with you today. And it’s a particular pleasure because as a kid I wanted to be a professional musician. I played a brief starring role as a member of the third violins in the Sladen Middle school orchestra.Read more
In 2015, the Tories stood on a manifesto full of promises they couldn't deliver. Now, just two years later, they've called another election and published a new manifesto. And there are a few things missing.Read more
What do many of the 100 richest people in the UK have in common, aside from the fact they are lucky enough to be wealthier than most of us could ever dream of being?Read more
Tom Watson's speech to the USDAW Annual Conference 2017.Read more
Theresa May promised over and over again that there would be no General Election before 2020. So we know that she doesn’t feel she needs to keep her word – even though keeping her word was supposed to be part of her personal brand. She's doing what she’s always said you shouldn’t do: treating politics as a game.Read more