Opposition politics

Some stop-gap leaders of the opposition were never intended to be potential prime ministers

The bright side of a Tory loss

Why the Tories should embrace a spell out of power

Three opposition leaders have made it into government in the last 40 years. Keir Starmer faces an uphill battle to become the fourth

The next Labour leader will start with the opposite of a blank sheet: an overstuffed, losing manifesto

How partisan should party politics now be?