Kevin Maguire

Kevin Maguire is Associate Editor (Politics) on the Daily Mirror and author of our Commons Confidential column on the high politics and low life in Westminster. An award-winning journalist, he is in frequent demand on television and radio and co-authored a book on great parliamentary scandals. He was formerly Chief Reporter on the Guardian and Labour Correspondent on the Daily Telegraph.

Articles in Commons Confidential

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2013-11-28 16:16:58

There’s grumbling in the trade union wo

2013-11-21 16:29:47

Ed Miliband will be discomfited by a ce

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2013-11-13 17:09:58

Closing the stable door after the heati

UK Politics
2013-10-24 10:00:17

I have discovered that Ed Miliband is i

UK Politics
2013-10-04 09:32:18

Chris “the Jackal” Grayling drinks less

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2013-09-19 07:39:27

Chumless Nick Clegg will be dismayed to

UK Politics
2013-09-05 07:27:52
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2013-07-18 13:02:09

Blue Ed’s bashing of the trade unions i

UK Politics
2013-07-11 07:45:28

Scribblers and telly hacks in the lobby

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2013-07-03 11:44:49

Our posh-boy premier let slip that he c

UK Politics
2013-06-27 08:32:49

Weighty issues burdening David Cameron

Politics
2013-06-20 08:50:06

In the fallout from the latest lobbying

Politics
2013-06-06 08:49:02

The hacked-off Andy Coulson’s use of th

Politics
2013-06-03 09:43:39

Photographs of a giggling David Cameron

UK Politics
2013-05-23 13:09:57

Mumblings in the Lib Dems that Nick Cle

UK Politics
2013-05-22 15:59:47

Trouble at t’Labour mill since Andy Bur

UK Politics
2013-05-08 14:53:08

The dead hand of Tory HQ is a running j

UK Politics
2013-05-02 08:21:25

Eric Pickles’s bluff Yorkshireman, “I s

UK Politics
2013-04-24 13:37:57

It’s not been a good few weeks for the

Politics
2013-04-15 08:45:17

The privileged background of David Came

UK Politics
2013-03-28 15:15:00

Call Me Dave’s northern pet, Eric Pickles, is for

Politics
2013-03-14 17:30:00

To adapt the opening sentence of the Co

Politics
2013-03-07 08:54:57

Bit of a lefty, David Walliams.

UK Politics
2013-02-28 05:20:09

Who knows where the Tory peer Michael A

UK Politics
2013-02-22 08:08:58

The HS2 route is giving the potato mill

UK Politics
2013-02-14 12:44:48

The deputy speaker of the House of Comm

UK Politics
2013-02-07 05:30:34

The desperation of a government’s compl

Politics
2013-01-31 05:57:20

Declarations of loyalty to David Camero

UK Politics
2013-01-24 06:41:31

The Southend seat of the Tory time-serv

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2013-01-21 06:38:00

A campaign is growing to persuade Dame

UK Politics
2013-01-18 05:52:11

The political “advice” to Ed Miliband t

Politics
2012-12-19 06:06:13

“The Prime Minister requests the pleasu

Politics
2012-12-13 06:22:11

An official notice appeared in the men’

Politics
2012-11-29 06:54:31

That brassy Cameroon, Claire Perry, res

Politics
2012-11-22 05:54:55

It must have seemed a good idea at the

UK Politics
2012-11-15 06:13:10

Downing Street’s campaign to marginalis

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2012-11-08 05:01:48

“Do you know of an available flat?

Politics
2012-11-01 05:34:01

Quite a fandango during a backbench bus

UK Politics
2012-10-25 08:47:17

Mistrust is deepening between the Europ

Politics
2012-10-04 06:39:58

Professor Ed is not one for small talk,

Politics
2012-09-27 05:22:49

The Scalextric car racing track in the

Politics
2012-09-20 07:32:15

Is the Grim Reaper, Iain Duncan Smith,

UK Politics
2012-09-13 07:36:39

Dave the Sexist’s musical chairs bruise

UK Politics
2012-09-06 06:47:20

Corporate PR is proving lucrative for A

Politics
2012-07-25 13:49:58

Ed Miliband may have left himself expos

2012-07-18 15:54:03

Wor Eddie had a reet aad canny good tim

UK Politics
2012-07-12 10:37:55

Labour whips are struggling with deferr

UK Politics
2012-06-20 16:02:46

 

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2012-06-13 16:53:31

Dozy Dave’s daughter Nancy is lucky Dad

UK Politics
2012-06-06 15:36:34

MPs and peers invited to Her Maj’s jubi

2012-05-30 14:02:13

Eric “Rambo” Joyce the pub brawler was wrong to protest

Politics
2012-05-23 15:17:45

The restoration programme to save the inept George Osbor

2012-05-16 12:57:31

The resignation of Peter Hain, the only

Politics
2012-05-10 09:21:58

George Osborne’s cosiness with the Murd

Politics
2012-05-03 09:28:30

The Minister for Murdoch, Jeremy Hunt,

UK Politics
2012-04-25 15:38:28

Norman Lamb, the employment relations m

UK Politics
2012-04-23 11:29:20

The stuffed shirts are grumbling over t

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2012-04-03 14:59:54

The chatter in Conservative circles is

2012-03-30 11:08:47
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2012-03-15 11:05:40
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2012-03-08 09:49:31
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2012-03-01 08:08:56
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2012-02-23 08:04:39
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2012-02-16 08:00:31
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2012-02-09 07:47:39
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2012-02-06 12:01:26
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2012-01-26 10:51:56
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2012-01-19 07:52:27
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2012-01-12 10:34:05
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2012-01-05 08:02:25
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2011-12-08 11:55:46
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2011-12-01 08:15:53
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2011-11-24 09:30:31
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2011-11-17 07:56:57
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2011-11-10 15:02:50
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2011-11-03 07:32:35
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2011-10-27 07:31:04
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2011-10-24 11:36:23
2011-10-13 09:45:29
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2011-10-12 09:13:56
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2011-09-29 09:40:23
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2011-09-22 08:27:34
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2011-09-15 08:09:38
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2011-09-09 09:11:05
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2011-09-01 07:35:01
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2011-08-25 08:06:32
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2011-07-21 09:18:21
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2011-07-18 00:00:00
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2011-07-08 13:34:41
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2011-06-30 11:29:12
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2011-06-28 14:21:54
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2011-06-23 11:06:56
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2011-06-16 08:00:38
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2011-06-02 12:42:59
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2011-05-26 08:06:38
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2011-05-19 08:15:26
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2011-05-12 12:31:58
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2011-05-12 12:28:34
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2011-04-20 08:32:03
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2011-04-15 13:03:51
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2011-03-31 11:37:12
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2011-03-17 07:20:50
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2011-03-11 11:41:26
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2011-03-03 07:26:27
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2011-02-24 11:14:07
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2011-02-10 09:49:46
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2011-02-03 07:36:44
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2011-01-27 09:50:18
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2011-01-20 07:20:04
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2011-01-13 10:32:45
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2010-12-09 07:11:28
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2010-11-25 07:25:57
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2010-11-18 07:12:50
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2010-11-11 07:32:49
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2010-11-04 07:17:04
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2010-10-28 07:21:02
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2010-10-21 07:17:26
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2010-10-14 07:17:30
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2010-10-07 07:09:40
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2010-09-30 07:23:02
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2010-09-23 08:58:12
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2010-09-16 07:09:13
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2010-09-09 07:15:20
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2010-09-01 23:53:04
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2010-08-26 07:21:16
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2010-07-22 07:11:58
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2010-07-15 00:14:42
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2010-07-08 00:11:32
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2010-07-01 07:08:28
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2010-06-24 06:30:41
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2010-06-17 07:12:41
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2010-06-10 01:17:07
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2010-06-03 07:07:27
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2010-05-27 06:36:26
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2010-05-12 07:16:48
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2010-05-04 06:37:37
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2010-04-29 12:15:17
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2010-04-22 07:06:30
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2010-04-15 07:07:54
The Staggers
2010-04-01 14:25:36
The Staggers
2010-03-25 12:33:37
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2010-03-18 07:11:16
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2010-03-15 08:41:25
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2010-03-05 11:39:54
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2010-02-26 09:12:08
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2010-02-18 10:16:31
The Staggers
2010-01-14 18:01:21
The Staggers
2010-01-08 10:02:25
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2009-12-17 07:06:57
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2009-10-01 07:13:02
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2009-09-24 05:50:59
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2009-07-23 12:00:10
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2009-07-16 10:37:36
UK Politics
2009-07-09 10:29:42

The Browns are unlikely to schmooze Silvio Berlusconi wi

UK Politics
2009-07-02 11:18:45

Early in the week Jacqui Smith gave me her first print i

UK Politics
2009-06-25 10:37:05

avid Cameron’s black mood over the dissing of his fellow

Politics
2009-06-18 09:53:21

The Monday Clubber-turned-moderate John Bercow’s ambitio

Politics
2009-06-11 12:12:09

The BBC presenter Andrew Marr has achieved for Peter Man

UK Politics
2009-06-05 15:39:24

Bob Geldof didn’t like Mondays, but one of David

UK Politics
2009-02-26 16:23:52

The overshadowed chancellor "Sir" George Osborne

UK Politics
2009-02-19 12:02:11

MPs fall into two categories: those with a low profile a

Politics
2009-02-12 10:29:07

Tory thoughts have returned to who will replace

UK Politics
2009-02-05 10:09:52

Brrng, brrng.

UK Politics
2009-01-29 10:35:41

Peers-for-hire isn't the only scandal engulfing the Hous

UK Politics
2009-01-22 09:58:05

The fevered talk of Westminster's foreign policy brigade

UK Politics
2009-01-15 09:31:46

Highbrow Siôn Simon nervously practised

UK Politics
2008-12-18 09:44:59

The great guessing game over the date of the election ha

UK Politics
2008-12-11 09:44:31

Irritation in No 10 over Alastair Campbell

UK Politics
2008-12-04 09:39:35

The Ashford One, Damian Green, went int

UK Politics
2008-11-27 09:45:00

The Prince of Darkness has, I gather, fallen out with Do

UK Politics
2008-11-20 09:30:27

Good and bad news for foundering George "Oik" Os

UK Politics
2008-11-13 09:32:47

Gearing up for June's Euro elections is Harriet

UK Politics
2008-10-30 09:16:12

Gordon Brown has outed himself as a clo

Politics
2008-10-23 09:17:15

Star turn of the tea room is the unlikely figure of

UK Politics
2008-10-16 09:37:35

The talk at Tory Towers is of a sofa war lost by

UK Politics
2008-10-09 09:29:41

Amusement not horror was the Talibrown's initial reactio

UK Politics
2008-10-02 09:48:16

To Camerontown in Brum, where Druggie Dave

UK Politics
2008-09-25 10:22:58

To Manchester and Brownsville where an inability to deli

UK Politics
2008-09-18 09:23:36

The Supreme Leader is plunged into more gloom.

UK Politics
2008-09-11 09:52:02

To the workers' soviet in Brighton, otherwise known as t

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2008-09-04 10:11:59

That jovial Tory, Eric Pickles, is not

UK Politics
2008-08-28 09:22:49

Labour phone lines are buzzing with talk of a Chinese ta

Politics
2008-07-24 09:18:40

The Supreme Leader is looking forward not back despite m

UK Politics
2008-07-17 09:22:07

As hard as I try, it's impossible to take brass-necked

Politics
2008-07-10 09:18:50

Spied exiting Druggie Dave's office was

UK Politics
2008-07-03 09:29:43

Word reaches my ear of tummy troubles on the Finance Bil

UK Politics
2008-06-26 09:24:21

The wine was chilled and the Pringles ready to be placed

UK Politics
2008-06-19 10:15:33

Labour Kremlinologists studying every move made by the y

UK Politics
2008-06-12 09:20:20

Fresh proof the Supreme Leader doesn't know what's going

Politics
2008-06-05 09:43:01

Brrng, brrng.

UK Politics
2008-05-29 12:00:00

Unrest is close to boiling point in the No 10 hothouse a

UK Politics
2008-05-15 12:00:00

Braying Tories have turned Westminster into a donkey san

Politics
2008-05-08 12:00:00

Gordon is resigning, quitting Downing S

UK Politics
2008-05-01 12:00:00

Counting a chicken before the egg hatches, or 20-20 fore

Politics
2008-04-24 12:00:00

The country's most unsuccessful bulimic, 16-stone

Politics
2008-04-10 12:00:00

Massed ranks of disgruntled backbenchers are ganging up

Politics
2008-04-03 12:00:00

An invitation worth refusing landed on desks, Ta

Politics
2008-03-27 12:00:00

The first sighting has been recorded of the No 10 enforc

Politics
2008-03-19 12:00:00

To Tyneside, where belated word reaches my ears of a col

Politics
2008-03-13 12:00:00

Watch out Rupert Murdoch, take note

UK Politics
2008-03-06 12:00:00

Druggie Dave's next cuddly Con stunt de

Politics
2008-02-28 12:00:00

MPs thinking of selling their kids into slavery or plann

UK Politics
2008-02-21 12:00:00

Northern Crock isn't the only problem gnawing away at

UK Politics
2008-02-14 12:00:00

Wife swapping is the name of the game, swinging the new

UK Politics
2008-02-07 12:00:00

Shifting alliances in Camp Cameron are causing upheaval.

UK Politics
2008-01-31 00:00:12

The Supreme Leader's warm embrace of Blairites isn't rec

Politics
2008-01-24 00:00:12

Supreme Leader's brush with death, as a

UK Politics
2008-01-17 12:00:00

A masterful hedging of bets, Welsh-style, on the fate of

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2008-01-10 12:00:00

The Talibrown's hiring of the City PR w

Politics
2008-01-03 12:00:00

The only cabinet minister sufficiently wealthy to employ

UK Politics
2007-12-13 12:00:00

1 Declaring he's proud to be posh,

UK Politics
2007-12-06 00:00:12

To St Stephen's Constitutional Club, to slump in the fro

Politics
2007-11-29 00:00:12

Nursing bruised ribs and a hurt ego is Euro minister

UK Politics
2007-11-22 12:00:00

Tearoom talk is of a spooky offer from the Bassetlaw boy

UK Politics
2007-11-15 13:44:00

The Father of the Nation is on a party offensive to chee

UK Politics
2007-11-08 00:00:12

He's back.

UK Politics
2007-11-01 00:00:12

The introduction of internal security cards with four-di

UK Politics
2007-10-25 00:00:12

That unusual creature, Gisela Stuart (b

UK Politics
2007-10-18 12:00:00

Perhaps greybeard Jack "The Lad" Straw

Politics
2007-10-11 00:00:12

With the Talibrown suddenly in a replay of the chaotic e

UK Politics
2007-10-04 09:47:00

Tough Dave is suffering a broken heart,

Politics
2007-09-27 12:00:00

The Supreme Leader displayed Stakhanovite stamina as he

UK Politics
2007-09-20 12:00:00

Suspicious agents of the Talibrown scent conspiracy in t

Politics
2007-09-13 12:00:00

Earmuffs and body armour were needed during a combustion

UK Politics
2007-09-06 00:00:12

Supreme Leader Gordon Brown lecturing t

UK Politics
2007-08-02 12:00:00

Hacks boarding Brown Force One, an ageing BA 767 command

Politics
2007-07-26 12:00:00

That Tony Blur chap must wait for anoth

UK Politics
2007-07-19 12:00:00

Spin is back, with tongues wagging in Whitehall over a m

UK Politics
2007-07-12 12:00:00

The Tory spin machine is in place now that the one-time

UK Politics
2007-07-05 14:08:00

A Wapping whisper to explain why Tony Blur

Politics
2007-06-28 12:00:00

Drunk-dry was the 6.03 Manchester-London crawler when Br

UK Politics
2007-06-21 12:00:00

Fresh evidence the loans-for-lordships caravan may be ru

Politics
2007-06-14 12:00:00

The outgoing PM's speechwriter Phil "Gizza Seat"

Politics
2007-06-07 12:00:00

Druggie Dave's appointment of the shame

UK Politics
2007-06-04 12:00:00

Desperately in need of fresh rib-ticklers is Big

UK Politics
2007-05-28 12:00:00

To the inaugural Labour hustings in Warwick University's

UK Politics
2007-05-21 12:00:00

The Labour leader is dead, long live the Labour leader!

Politics
2007-05-14 12:00:00

Treasury decks were being cleared for the arrival of

UK Politics
2007-05-07 12:00:00

Word reaches of a hysterical Cherie Blair

UK Politics
2007-04-30 12:00:00

A touching cross-party exchange was witnessed in a Commo

UK Politics
2007-04-23 12:00:00

Talk of a last-ditch attempt by fanatics to sink the Dre

UK Politics
2007-04-16 12:00:00

Druggie Dave's "Big Idea", if he gets t

Politics
2007-04-09 12:00:00

Labour evidently needs to learn a few new tunes after

UK Politics
2007-04-02 12:00:00

Miss Whiplash, the vengeful Labour dominatrix Ja

UK Politics
2007-03-26 12:00:00

Reinforcements are on their way to bolster the half-doze

UK Politics
2007-03-19 12:00:00

Brave souls still thinking of risking their careers to c

UK Politics
2007-03-12 12:00:00

Whitehall thoughts are turning to the tricksy issue of t

UK Politics
2007-03-05 12:00:00

Mad, staring eyes and rictus grins from the outgoing pre

UK Politics
2007-02-26 12:00:00

A copy slips into my hands of the glossy brochure for

UK Politics
2007-02-19 12:00:00

A one-woman ovation for Big Gordie!

UK Politics
2007-02-12 12:00:00

Tearoom talk is of the end of Peter Hain

UK Politics
2007-02-05 12:00:00

The sound of teacups shaking on saucers was heard during

UK Politics
2007-01-29 12:00:00

Guests turning up for a Tory dinner in a plush Thames-si

UK Politics
2007-01-22 12:00:00

The name of Sir Rocco Forte can be adde

UK Politics
2007-01-15 12:00:00

Musical power chairs at the weekly PLP powwow.

UK Politics
2007-01-08 12:00:00

Disturbing tales belatedly reach your columnist of a str

UK Politics
2006-12-11 12:00:00

A bird's-eye view from the Press Gallery of Red

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2006-12-04 12:00:00

Much fevered talk of a third Tory chap "coming out" unde

UK Politics
2006-11-27 12:00:00

Proof that Tony B is packing his bags i

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2006-11-20 12:00:00

The dull thud of slapped backs echoed round 'ull footbal

UK Politics
2006-11-13 12:00:00

Tory dominatrix Theresa May is proving

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2006-11-06 12:00:00

The wheels wobble on Hilary Benn's newl

2006-10-30 12:00:00

A royal apology in the "dog ate my homework" class after

UK Politics
2006-10-16 12:00:00

Eat your heart out, Red Dave.

UK Politics
2006-10-09 12:00:00

Into Torytown, where security fences kept angry Middle E

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2006-10-02 12:00:00

Into Tonytown where, behind the security fence, secret "

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2006-09-18 12:00:00

To the seaside and the first UK leg of Tony B

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2006-09-11 12:00:00

A rat - indeed, Roland Rat - is to swim back to the sink

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2006-09-04 12:00:00

The 'Ull One, John Prescott, is digging

UK Politics
2006-07-31 12:00:00

Spied on the yellowing grass of St James's Park: the soc

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2006-07-24 12:00:00

John Prescott looked in need of emergen

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2006-07-17 12:00:00

Big Gordie's dream of reviving dowdy new Labour with a t

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2006-07-10 12:00:00

Nervous glances on the terrace over a letter from

2006-07-03 12:00:00

Vodafone Dave, the brand that is Tory leader, is earning

UK Politics
2006-06-26 12:00:00

Shenanigans in the British-Italian parliamentary group t

2006-06-19 12:00:00

A hitherto secret martyr emerges over Tony Blair

UK Politics
2006-06-12 12:00:00

A passable My Little Pony tantrum from the socialite

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2006-06-05 12:00:00

Blairites are preparing to pass themselves off as lifelo

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2006-05-29 12:00:00

That thrusting young Minger Nick Clegg should learn to s

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2006-05-22 12:00:00

Heading north to the land where people still vote Labour

2006-05-15 12:00:00

Even herbivores can bite, so Tony Blair will be disturbe

UK Politics
2006-05-08 12:00:00

Tearoom chatter turns to exactly when the outgoing premi

UK Politics
2006-05-01 12:00:00

Irony is too subtle for the BNP Führer Nick Griffin's go

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2006-04-10 12:00:00

Head-scratching over Citizen Dave's motives in warmly co

UK Politics
2006-04-03 12:00:00

The sound of knives unsheathed is heard on Labour benche

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2006-03-27 12:00:00

No 10 Sleazy Street's money troubles bring a rare case o

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2006-03-13 12:00:00

Canoodling with Jerry Hall or being the brother-in-law o

UK Politics
2006-02-27 12:00:00

A meeting of eyes as well as minds with the outgoing pre

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2006-02-20 12:00:00

First evidence of organised Tory resistance to Citizen D

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2006-02-13 12:00:00

Vultures are circling over the government's Rosa Klebb,

UK Politics
2006-02-06 12:00:00

The comeback of the original Tory Boy continues, as bald

Politics
2006-01-30 12:00:00

The King is Dead, Long Live the King, as courtiers Ali C

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2006-01-23 12:00:00

To a room smelling of mothballs just off Piccadilly to h

UK Politics
2006-01-16 12:00:00

Ming the Merciless and the Mingers fidgeted uneasily at

UK Politics
2005-12-19 12:00:00

All together now, to the tune of "Love Is All Around" fr

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2005-12-12 12:00:00

Coronation gifts don't come much more expensive than Wil

UK Politics
2005-12-05 12:00:00

Evidence emerges at an ill-tempered Commonwealth summit

2005-11-28 12:00:00

The workers united will never be defeated, part one: str

UK Politics
2005-11-21 12:00:00

Fur flies as more than a dozen Labour MPs assail burly w

UK Politics
2005-11-14 12:00:00

A flying visit to Israel with a day-tripper Chancellor a

Politics
2005-11-07 12:00:00

That rare political animal, a real-ale-swilling, Aston-V

UK Politics
2005-10-31 12:00:00

To the lengthy charge list of Tony Blair's political cri

Politics
2005-10-24 12:00:00

Sky News's camera-ready political chief Adam Boulton res

UK Politics
2005-10-17 12:00:00

Purple faces at the Pink 'Un after a heated No 11 lunch

Politics
2005-10-03 12:00:00

Into Tonytown, and still the biggest trade fair in Europ

UK Politics
2005-09-19 12:00:00

To Brighton - and a dozen-strong cabinet posse at the Tr

UK Politics
2005-09-12 12:00:00

The newly bronzed one enthusiastically revived democrati