UK Politics
27 September 2012
Heartfelt apologies to the many readers out there who, noticing my absence from these pages, must have spent the past...
UK Politics
12 January 2012
As any playground bully knows, the trick lies in knowing when to stop. But sometimes it can be so hard when young...
UK Politics
28 November 2011
As the euro disappears down the plughole, the PM and the Chancellor pile on the pounds. This is not simply greed. It is...
UK Politics
10 November 2011
When people started discussing how we might bail out the bailout fund I had no option but . . . to bail out. All you...
UK Politics
24 October 2011
Super Dave soars away. His enemies concede his strengths; his poll ratings dwarf those of his opponents and his party...
UK Politics
26 September 2011
"Heavens, what docility! It's like a North Korean conference meeting," said Nick Clegg. No longer able to...
UK Politics
19 September 2011
I am in Mansion House, wearing black tie, eating stodgy food and listening to a yet stodgier speech by the Chancellor...
UK Politics
12 September 2011
"Who will be our Darling?" asks Dave, scanning the Sunday Times, biting into a triple-crème doughnut and...
UK Politics
24 August 2011
"Shot," said the PM, taking a gulp of bitter and looking tremendously pleased with himself. Rarely does he...
UK Politics
11 August 2011
Frankly, Tuscany was beginning to weary me anyway. Why are so many adults forced to spend their holidays sitting round...
UK Politics
01 August 2011
After "the bravura Commons performance" and "an award-winning cameo at the 1922 Committee", Dave...
UK Politics
18 July 2011
You need no qualifications to work in PR, merely an ability to pass the buck. It was no surprise, therefore, that my...
UK Politics
30 June 2011
It was, naturally, the Tories who labelled themselves "the stupid party", a name that assorted liberals and...
Politics
16 June 2011
Even its greatest adherents might admit that there have been better Bilderbergs. Not that it was a complete waste of...
UK Politics
09 June 2011
It was hailed as a triumph but then so was Gallipoli. In truth, it was a disaster so savage that it has reduced the...

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