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.
Ministerial colleagues accused Danny Alexander of treating those he considers his inferiors with contempt.
Plus: the latest from the party conferences.
Whatever happened to flat beer and warm white wine? Oh, I’ve just remembered – they’ll be at the studiously unfashionable Ukip conference in Doncaster.
Plus: mastication continues to gnaw away at Ed Miliband.
Plus Ed’s “come back, all is forgiven” message to the trade unions for them to help the No campaign in Scotland.
Plus, why the sisterhood is cold-shouldering Austin “Haddock” Mitchell.
Harriet Harperson misunderstands her MP hubby Jack Dromey after the couple acquire a kitten called Otis.
Farage looked a bit of a prat in an old boy’s black-and-blue-striped blazer and tie on a return to his alma mater, Dulwich College.
Brown is a difficult opponent for Alex Salmond’s nationalists to knock down. His continued popularity north of Hadrian’s Wall is a powerful threat to the Yes lobby.
Plus: the PM’s early bedtime.