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.
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.
Plus: Why is Keith Vaz all starry-eyed?
More and more ministers and shadow cabinet members are being secretly recorded. Plus Labour MP in Commons dining room rebellion.
Plus will Tony Benn’s son reclaim the family viscountcy and enter the House of Lords?
“I am recruiting for this year’s Lords v Commons full-bore rifle competition,” the 12th Baron Lucas emailed peers…
“I can’t speak to you now. I’m getting picked up in ten minutes and I have no clothes on.” Plus the price of Axelrod.
Meanwhile the Beeb is under fire for alleged pro-Farage bias in election reporting.
Plus how disgraced PR Max Clifford’s furniture found its way into Ukip’s HQ.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May