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.
A bunny costume, "The Red Flag" and made-up politics.
Plus: an unexpected gnome.
Your weekly installment of Westminster gossip.
My informant whispered that Dirty Des is frustrated that a £1.2bn fortune has bought him everything except respect.
Durham’s formidable Pat Glass plopped her bag down next to the Ukip duo with the warning: “Touch that and you’re dead.”
Miliband buys normal shampoo and doesn’t use a hairdryer. When a trim is needed, a male hairdresser pops into his Commons office and is out within 15 minutes.
John Woodcock, MP for Barrow and Furness who chairs the Blairite faction, was accused by the wobbly one’s praetorian guard of stirring the pot.
Cameron is paranoid his spreading bald spot will be photographed from above.
George’s back should be bleeding from the number of Tory knives plunged into him.
Tory turncoat Douglas Carswell has opted to sit in the Commons chamber on the front bench below the gangway populated by the socialist heckler tendency.
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