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.
Plus: has Nigel Farage fallen out with Ukip's paymaster?
Corbyn delayed, Starmer renamed - and teaching your white, working-class granny to suck eggs.
Corbyn's lunch, a Keith "Vazz" hunch and the New Left Book club.
Robert Halfon's East India Club jaunts, Mark Reckless plans a comeback, and a warning for Alan Yentob.
“I’ve seen enough men die,” said the Colonel Bob Stewart, “without being told I must show I care on TV.”
Labour MPs mutter that the Rochdale Ranter, Simon Danczuk, has defected – from the Sun to the Mail on Sunday.
Meanwhile: Sajid Javid's star is on the wane, and Alan Duncan's wardrobe is in flux.
Man of mystery Michael Ashcroft’s dramatic announcement that he’d cheated death was worthy of James Bond’s nemesis Blofeld.
I do trust a reporter will invite Sir George to recite the lyrics of Sufjan Stevens songs such as “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” or “Oh God, Where Are You Now?”.
Lynton Crosby is friendly to Labour only in the manner of a dingo putting a limping kangaroo out of its misery in the Australian Outback.
The Zombie PM