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The good old days, when impressionists were considered legitimate comedians and prawn cocktails were an aspirational starter.
The brightest possible future for him now involves joining one of those sinister US think tanks.
I am Captain Ahab, and Dan is my great white whale, enraging and mocking me in equal measure through his continued political survival.
Their obsessions with their childhoods have both become punchlines; but one of these jokes, it feels to me, is told with a lot more affection than the other.
All's well that Carswell. Except when you argue the UK was created "organically" unlike the "elite" EU.
The former Chancellor is now editor of the Evening Standard and an adviser for BlackRock. Where does the Northern Powerhouse fit in his schedule?
Because life isn't all Hobbit tweets and constitutional conundrums.
No, it's not about social mobility. There are three reasons the Conservatives back selective education.
Perhaps the Tory MEP's dislike of the EU is a matter of faith, not logic.
Who knew Peter Pan would become one of the key political texts of the twenty-first century?
The Zombie PM