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
30 April 2007
A touching cross-party exchange was witnessed in a Commons corridor, with two fading political galacticos united...
UK Politics
23 April 2007
Talk of a last-ditch attempt by fanatics to sink the Dreadnought that is Big Gordie amid plotting on HMS Belfast, a...
UK Politics
16 April 2007
Druggie Dave's "Big Idea", if he gets to cycle into Downing Street, failed to impress the Daily Torygraph - wobbling as...
Politics
09 April 2007
Labour evidently needs to learn a few new tunes after Jon "Crusher" Cruddas went backstage at the NEC in Birmingham to...
UK Politics
02 April 2007
Miss Whiplash, the vengeful Labour dominatrix Jacqui Smith, blocked the return to service of one of the Labour Eight...
UK Politics
26 March 2007
Reinforcements are on their way to bolster the half-dozen Old Etonians advising Druggie Dave and his 15 school chums on...
UK Politics
19 March 2007
Brave souls still thinking of risking their careers to challenge Big Gordie may pause for a moment after reading this...
UK Politics
12 March 2007
Whitehall thoughts are turning to the tricksy issue of the outgoing premier's resignation honours. With gags,...
UK Politics
05 March 2007
Mad, staring eyes and rictus grins from the outgoing premier Tony Blair and Ulster viceroy Peter Hain when Rhodri...
UK Politics
26 February 2007
A copy slips into my hands of the glossy brochure for Druggie Dave's Black and White Ball, this month's toff fundraiser...
UK Politics
19 February 2007
A one-woman ovation for Big Gordie! The excitable party chair Hazel Blears - for Mrs Pepperpot was that groupie -...
UK Politics
12 February 2007
Tearoom talk is of the end of Peter Hain's dream of grabbing the Labour tiara following the leaking of a purloined...
UK Politics
05 February 2007
The sound of teacups shaking on saucers was heard during a rumble in the genteel Pugin Room. It was Fatty v Basher when...
UK Politics
29 January 2007
Guests turning up for a Tory dinner in a plush Thames-side banqueting suite were confronted by a brusque letter from...
UK Politics
22 January 2007
The name of Sir Rocco Forte can be added to the list of Tory grandees cooling on Slick Dave. A player in the Thatcher...

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