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.

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UK Politics
15 December 2010
Tippler of the YearCameron had a serious drink problem: deciding his favourite drop. Focus-group research required...
UK Politics
09 December 2010
The rightward trajectory of Tony Blair, multimillionaire, has led him to an American la-la land inhabited by Sarah...
Politics
02 December 2010
No minister has dropped as far down the cabinet league table as the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. He recently...
UK Politics
25 November 2010
Hitherto loyal Downing Street colleagues of Andy "I knew nothing" Coulson have started speculating over the...
UK Politics
18 November 2010
Teddy Miliband can add a Labour election turf war to a lengthening to-do list on his return from paternity leave. I...
UK Politics
11 November 2010
Ed Miliband's sleepless nights aren't solely down to a new baby son. The Labour leader is frantically searching for...
Politics
04 November 2010
Patrick McLoughlin, the ex-miner who now toils as Tory Chief Whip, is well aware of the depth of Middle England's fury...
UK Politics
28 October 2010
Citizen Dave's bag carrier and part-time Territorial Army major Desmond Swayne slyly mocks the Cut-servative Party's...
UK Politics
21 October 2010
I hear of mass indigestion in the Members' Dining Room. MPs protested on discovering since the summer recess that they...
UK Politics
14 October 2010
George Osborne v Alan Johnson is billed as Toff v Tough, but the rivals have one thing in common: both are sons of...
UK Politics
07 October 2010
To Birmingham for the Tory jamboree, where I discover that Citizen Dave has been at the hair dye again. Grey flecks on...
UK Politics
30 September 2010
To Manchester for Miliband Street, the political soap that was the 2010 Labour conference. Ed "Teddy"...
UK Politics
23 September 2010
Right-wingers who view the BBC as an anti-Tory conspiracy will seize on a breakfast invitation as further evidence of...
Politics
16 September 2010
A Tory snout revealed that the amateur spin doctor George Osborne was the Gerald Ratner of political PR who advised...
Politics
09 September 2010
To tea for a natter with a cabinet minister. After he'd expressed disbelief at Willie Hague extending the austerity...

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