Tom Harris: The Imposter
So This Bloke Walks Into A Bar

So This Bloke Walks Into A Bar

October 16, 2021

Being appointed to – and then sacked from – Scottish Labour's front bench, to being appointed as Shadow Minister for Fluffy Animals on Ed Miliband's front bench, and everything in between.

Must Labour Always Lose? Interview with Denis MacShane

Must Labour Always Lose? Interview with Denis MacShane

September 24, 2021

Denis MacShane is one of the most thoughtful and persuasive advocates of the European Union, but Tom is friends with him anyway. A fascinating figure who has been active in the labour movement for more than 50 years, his latest book, "Must Labour Always Lose?" asks why the party has been so electorally unsuccessful in that time and suggests some ways to improve its chances.

David

David

August 10, 2021

Following the death of his closest friend at Westminster, Tom makes the most important political decision of his career.

The Triumph of Fredo Corleone

The Triumph of Fredo Corleone

July 30, 2021

In the aftermath of the 2010 general election, Labour proves to be the natural party of opposition, while Tom continues his self-sabotage of his own political career. 

The Coalition of Losers

The Coalition of Losers

July 21, 2021

It's 2010 and thirteen years of Labour government finally come to an end, but not without an intense level of drama involving a final coup attempt, a newspaper campaign against Tom personally, and some prime ministerial name-calling hijinx on the campaign trail.

Vote of No Confidence

Vote of No Confidence

July 12, 2021

It all gets a bit over-heated in the summer of 2009, as the expenses scandal claims its most high profile victim, Tom rejects an offer to rejoin the ministerial ranks and the Commons elects a new Speaker. And all that was just in June!

Interview with JFK (Part 2)

Interview with JFK (Part 2)

July 4, 2021

The second part of my interview with Jane Kennedy covers the internal strife in the Parliamentary Labour Party during Gordon Brown's premiership, her decision to leave full time elected politics and then to take up full-time elected politics a couple of years later. And Jane has some harsh words for her former party under Jeremy Corbyn and since.

Interview with JFK (Part 1)

Interview with JFK (Part 1)

July 2, 2021

An interview with the wonderful Jane Kennedy (you'll have to listen to find out where the "F" comes from, and who put it there), who fought Militant and rose through her trade union to become a Labour MP in Liverpool and a minister, before leaving parliament in 2010. Part 1 takes us up to the 2001 general election.

Flipping Hell

Flipping Hell

June 25, 2021

In which Tom manages, through some imaginative accountancy manoeuvres, to compress the entire 2009 MPs' expenses scandal into about 18 minutes.

Mandelson: His Part In My Downfall

Mandelson: His Part In My Downfall

June 18, 2021

In which Tom considers resigning as a minister, David Cairns actually does (and gets smeared for his troubles) and an embattled Gordon Brown turns to an old foe for aid in his hour of greatest need.

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