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
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...
UK Politics
15 January 2007
Musical power chairs at the weekly PLP powwow. Robominister John Reid made a short-lived bid for the Labour leadership...
UK Politics
08 January 2007
Disturbing tales belatedly reach your columnist of a stroppy Tony Blair coming over all Sebastian at 26,000 feet on his...
Politics
18 December 2006
War, scandals and megabuck welfare handouts to wealthy supporters finally come home to roost for wicked Uncle George on...
UK Politics
11 December 2006
A bird's-eye view from the Press Gallery of Red Dave's barnet permits me to record that his bald patch is spreading,...
Politics
04 December 2006
Much fevered talk of a third Tory chap "coming out" under the socially enlightened regime of Red Dave. Our confirmed...
UK Politics
27 November 2006
Proof that Tony B is packing his bags in Sedgefield is slipped into my grubby hands: a copy of his constituency party...
Politics
20 November 2006
The dull thud of slapped backs echoed round 'ull football stadium when gel-head Alan "Mr Quiffy" Johnson expressed a...
UK Politics
13 November 2006
Tory dominatrix Theresa May is proving quite an attraction at Thursday's business questions. Once famous for her shoes...
Politics
06 November 2006
The wheels wobble on Hilary Benn's newly constructed charabanc as he goes down an American route in the quest for the...
30 October 2006
A royal apology in the "dog ate my homework" class after Buck House took 15 months to reply to that parliamentary...
UK Politics
16 October 2006
Eat your heart out, Red Dave. Cameron's kitchen-sink home movie is outwatched and outscored by YouTube video spoofs...
UK Politics
09 October 2006
Into Torytown, where security fences kept angry Middle England locked in and stopped tax-cutters fleeing Tax'n'Spend...

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