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
17 July 2006
Big Gordie's dream of reviving dowdy new Labour with a touch of telly glamour has been dashed. The queen of daytime TV...
Politics
10 July 2006
Nervous glances on the terrace over a letter from Jacqui "Miss Whiplash" Smith threatening to suspend rebellious Labour...
03 July 2006
Vodafone Dave, the brand that is Tory leader, is earning a dodgy reputation for plugging sponsors. Labour types mutter...
UK Politics
26 June 2006
Shenanigans in the British-Italian parliamentary group to leave Machiavelli blushing, with Emperor Edward Garnier...
19 June 2006
A hitherto secret martyr emerges over Tony Blair's state schools giveaway, in the shape of burly Ian Stewart. The "...
UK Politics
12 June 2006
A passable My Little Pony tantrum from the socialite Chris Bryant when asked to sit on a panel created by Hazel Blears...
Politics
05 June 2006
Blairites are preparing to pass themselves off as lifelong Brownites: ambitious young suits ready to declare, "The...
Politics
29 May 2006
That thrusting young Minger Nick Clegg should learn to swivel his head to spy who is sitting within earshot before...
Politics
22 May 2006
Heading north to the land where people still vote Labour, Tory hard nut David "Basher" Davis was required to step aside...
15 May 2006
Even herbivores can bite, so Tony Blair will be disturbed to learn that demoted Geoff "Buff" Hoon has kept a diary for...
UK Politics
08 May 2006
I'd wager my considerable mortgage that the "Mouth of the Humber" has taken better telephone calls. "Hi, John, I'd like...
UK Politics
08 May 2006
Tearoom chatter turns to exactly when the outgoing premier first suspected Two Shags's traditional values in a modern...
UK Politics
01 May 2006
Irony is too subtle for the BNP Führer Nick Griffin's goons, which presumably is why his heavies were unable to...
International Politics
01 May 2006
Maybe it was the two gold stars on his epaulettes that made me pay attention to the officer of the Royal Nepalese Army...
Politics
10 April 2006
Head-scratching over Citizen Dave's motives in warmly congratulating John Prescott after the deputy premier verbally...

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