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 May 2005
The rebel's rebel, Bob Marshall-Andrews, Labour MP for Medway, took to the airwaves to accuse the Prime Minister of...
Politics
09 May 2005
Lady Thatcher's election-night sequins put Blackpool Tower in the shade, the thousands of sparkly beads on the Iron...
UK Politics
02 May 2005
Chat on the Labour grapevine is that a very prominent Tory confided that Labour will win, despite its recent wobbles,...
Politics
25 April 2005
The changing fortunes of the Granita restaurant in Islington suggest bad omens for the supposed rapprochement between...
Politics
18 April 2005
With even Tony Blair rumoured to be intending to carry a picture of Gordon Brown in his election leaflet, US...
Politics
11 April 2005
Shoulders broader than Alan Milburn's would sag under the weight of criticism heaped on him since he agreed to spend...
UK Politics
28 March 2005
Gordon Brown's stock is rising. The red tie he wore while delivering the Budget fetched £2,500 at an auction for the...
Politics
21 March 2005
Dumped by Reading East, Jane Griffiths is battling hard to remain a Blair babe. The Labour MP's CV to the West Ham...
Politics
14 March 2005
With impeccable timing, the Palace of Westminster authorities have smacked their size 12s into the pre-election health...
UK Politics
07 March 2005
John Prescott has decreed that there should be no deals offering ermine or nice little earners chairing quangos to...
UK Politics
28 February 2005
To China, with Comrade Brown. The "red papers" that he wrote in his younger days had significantly less impact than Mao...
Politics
21 February 2005
The scrap to be Tony Blair's parliamentary neighbour is shaping up to be a classic. The Downing Street special adviser...
Politics
14 February 2005
The war on poverty in Africa is shaping up to be a minor skirmish compared with the raging conflict over who is best...
UK Politics
07 February 2005
To an art gallery in central London for drinks with Charles Kennedy, who keeps a vice-like grip on a glass of orange...
Politics
31 January 2005
Brrrng, brrrng. The South West Trains boss Graham Eccles picked up the phone and was surprised to hear John Spellar,...

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