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
19 February 2009
MPs fall into two categories: those with a low profile and those with no profile. Into the latter we must put Helen...
Politics
12 February 2009
Tory thoughts have returned to who will replace Metal Mickey when, as is now widely anticipated, Speaker Martin vacates...
UK Politics
05 February 2009
Brrng, brrng. A Deep Throat claims to know the whereabouts of the Tory Trot David Davis's missing ice axe. The broken-...
UK Politics
29 January 2009
Peers-for-hire isn't the only scandal engulfing the House of Cronies. Well-upholstered Digby Jones is, I hear, putting...
UK Politics
22 January 2009
The fevered talk of Westminster's foreign policy brigade is of fireworks between Barack Obama's vice-president Joe...
UK Politics
15 January 2009
Highbrow Siôn Simon nervously practised for hours when ordered to chuck a few arrows against the self-styled king of...
UK Politics
18 December 2008
The great guessing game over the date of the election has overlooked a regular gathering in No 10 on Wednesday...
UK Politics
11 December 2008
Irritation in No 10 over Alastair Campbell selflessly taking credit for the Supreme Leader's shinier image. The...
UK Politics
04 December 2008
The Ashford One, Damian Green, went into paranoid overdrive after those involuntary nine hours not helping Inspector...
UK Politics
27 November 2008
The Prince of Darkness has, I gather, fallen out with Downing Street. All good resurrections come to an end, and...
UK Politics
20 November 2008
Good and bad news for foundering George "Oik" Osborne. On the plus side, he retains a rich admirer. Unfortunately it's...
UK Politics
13 November 2008
Gearing up for June's Euro elections is Harriet Harman. Labour's deputy leader is, I hear, fond of convening 30-strong...
UK Politics
30 October 2008
Gordon Brown has outed himself as a closet Burt Bacharach fan. Between wrestling with soaring joblessness and plunging...
Politics
23 October 2008
Star turn of the tea room is the unlikely figure of Alistair "Now Everybody's" Darling. The country's bank manager has...
UK Politics
16 October 2008
The talk at Tory Towers is of a sofa war lost by Andy Coulson, editor of the Conservative Party. The former News of the...

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