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
16 January 2006
Ming the Merciless and the Mingers fidgeted uneasily at a glum first supper in the members' dining room since the...
UK Politics
09 January 2006
That serial cabinet resigner Alan Milburn is back as the outgoing leader's counsel on public service reform, a process...
UK Politics
19 December 2005
All together now, to the tune of "Love Is All Around" from Four Weddings and a Funeral: "I feel it with my fingers, I...
Politics
12 December 2005
Coronation gifts don't come much more expensive than William Hague's £200,000 offering to David "Call me Dave" Cameron...
UK Politics
05 December 2005
Evidence emerges at an ill-tempered Commonwealth summit that Tony Blair is turning into Little Britain's Sebastian....
28 November 2005
The workers united will never be defeated, part one: strife in the members’ dining room over the culinary rights of...
UK Politics
21 November 2005
Fur flies as more than a dozen Labour MPs assail burly whip Tommy "Two Dinners" Watson over his UN blue helmet role in...
UK Politics
14 November 2005
A flying visit to Israel with a day-tripper Chancellor after Gordon Brown is recalled to Britain mid-air. In power but...
Politics
07 November 2005
That rare political animal, a real-ale-swilling, Aston-Villa-supporting Old Etonian, the chap otherwise known as David...
UK Politics
31 October 2005
To the lengthy charge list of Tony Blair's political crimes compiled by Labour's irreconcilable wing is added the name...
Politics
24 October 2005
Sky News's camera-ready political chief Adam Boulton reserved a few choice soundbites for an Admiralty House seminar of...
UK Politics
17 October 2005
Purple faces at the Pink 'Un after a heated No 11 lunch between Big Gordie and Financial Times scribblers. Forks flew...
Politics
10 October 2005
To Toryland and a beauty parade starring a pot belly, a broken nose, a quiff, a smirk and a chap who looks as if he has...
Politics
03 October 2005
Into Tonytown, and still the biggest trade fair in Europe despite a drop in the number of suits ready to fork out £475...
UK Politics
26 September 2005
Naming her son Clement, now aged three, in honour of Attlee is public proof indeed of Mary Creagh's devotion to Labour...

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